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Below is the poem entitled CHRISTMAS GIFTS FOR MODEST POETS which was written by poet Cyndi MacMillan. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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Charlotte, the imagist, I give you a dream, one that leaves you stunned upon the waking, for this is your poetry. Your stanzas dance with meanings, symbols in cymbals, the red in what’s read. How your lines spin, fly and fall. Sleep, now, and experience the rationalized fantastical that you pen. Come, wonder-wander in the missed-mist, soon.

Elizabeth, the young of heart, I give to you an extra hour a day. Poet and painter, stretching each minute dawn to dusk, you capture romantic renderings in watercolor and rhyme. Darling lady, how you outwit time! Your hands are never still nor is your imaginative, active mind. Lizzy, the sun should yield to you. How bright you live.

Gwendolen, the kind, I give you a fairy ring where anything may happen. What whimsy you bring, that and a quiet harmony. Your poetry shifts from funny to thoughtful, tender always, never rough. When we are shadowed, when the dark rumbles, you are the will o’ wisp that tickles. The ethereal deserves the magical. Go, then secrets reveal!

Joann, the all seeing, I give you a frame that you may use however you wish. You ink words sparingly, precisely, to capture your view(s). Your lines need no thick border, no gold embossing. Simplicity is art, this you know, so all I offer is an appreciative casing, a mosaic of global glass, which like your verse, only clarifies what it magnifies. 

Kathryn, the humble, I give you a candle, wide and tall. It’s wax is unlike your poetry, miniatures that breathe  sighs. Readers immediately recognize honesty, their natural beauty. The candle is for a window sill or whatever table rebirths those memories. May it glow like you do, illuminating all those daily joys, tears, glimmers, flickers and all.

*Poets, Charlotte Puddifoot, Elizabeth Wesley, Gwendolen Rix, Joann Grisetti and Kathryn Collins are those quiet(er) souls who move amongst those of us who are loud, tankard slamming, wordy misfits. Their poetry is special. Each has a strong voice, a style recognizable. Bless you Modest Poets, and Merry Christmas to each of you!

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  1. Date: 11/7/2012 7:16:00 AM
    Thank you for a special gift If you do not mind, I owuld like to copy and save this poem. I also need to get busy on my gifts.

  1. Date: 11/4/2012 7:00:00 AM
    Hi Cyndi - I am dumb-fuddled. Thank you sweet poet for including me in such company; the company you'd like to sit around the kitchen table with and chill. Really I am just purring in disbelief and will float on over for a second cup of coffee now. love you, many hugs and thank yous. kathy

  1. Date: 11/3/2012 5:31:00 PM
    aww cyndi, this is so sweet of you! I've only just seen it, what a lovely idea, so well written, too. I wish you could see the smile on my face, it really made my day :-) quiet? hmm, not when I'm in political activist mode! hehe but the gift of sleep is the best gift you could give me seeing as I have a sleep disorder and also dream in glorious technicolor! there's no rest for the wicked...

  1. Date: 11/2/2012 3:37:00 PM
    aww Yes they are wonderful BUT but [see my bottom lip? its sticking way out!] ;) [sigh] Oh well..I warmed up with soup and scouted the street. The trucks have fixed the wires near me BUT moved further down the same street and a cross street. We have trucks her from Georgia..Georgia Peaches I'd say..fingers crossed going back to resturant and eat something more HUGS L & L

  1. Date: 11/2/2012 2:20:00 PM
    What a lovely dedication you`ve written here Cyndi.Their poetry are indeed special,but so are you for sharing this poem with us:-) Have a wonderful weekend! Hugs,Arild

  1. Date: 11/2/2012 9:28:00 AM
    What a lovely tribute to such outstanding poets, Cyndi. Kuddos to you for your thoughtfulness, and for letting these ladies shine! :)

  1. Date: 11/2/2012 6:07:00 AM
    I wish you the best in the contest and always. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 11/2/2012 4:15:00 AM
    Lovely write and a wonderful dedication to these poets of soup.

  1. Date: 11/1/2012 11:08:00 PM
    This is beautiful and an apt dedication to these awesome poets.

  1. Date: 11/1/2012 9:07:00 PM
    this is just lovely, beautifully penned, best of luck in the contest