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Below is the poem entitled O TANNEBAUM AT THE CHRISTKINDL MARKET 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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The Christkindl market is filled
with dazed shoppers and the good willed,
sipping cider, a fragrant balm
for those toasting the Tannebaum. 

Schnitzel, pfeffernusse, strudel,
Sausages, hot buttered noodles, 
dutch treats, dark chocolate from Belgium,
each savored by the Tannenbaum.

Organ grinders and bell ringers, 
Alpine dancers, German singers,
chilled voices join, some only hum
close to the greens of Tannebaum.

Mary waves from a real manger,
smiles pass from stranger to stranger,
far from holy lands, sand and palms,
we praise the gift of Tannenbaum.

Christkind has come, God’s only boy,
He brings to all love, hope and joy,
we hold hands, embrace the sweet calm
then softly sing O Tannenbaum.

The Christkindl market is a German, outdoor market with many vendors of foods and gifts. the Tannebaum, the Christmas tree, is erected in the heart of the market. The market lasts three days and is usually bustling with busy, happy people from a variety of cultures who celebrate our city’s German heritage. For a view of what I attend each year (it’s really something ...

Christkind - the Christ child

This poem is an example of a modified Kyrielle. 

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  1. Date: 11/13/2012 5:48:00 AM
    I look forward to reading the writes for this contest. Light & Love

  1. Date: 11/12/2012 6:52:00 PM
    Maybe you can re-open your contest. Give me a chance to remove my entry. And if you like I can resubmit my poem. Another poet told me the error might be on my side. He thinks when I entered the poem into your contest it did not stick. On your end

  1. Date: 11/12/2012 6:09:00 PM
    this paints such a vivid and interesting picture, cyndi, it sounds wonderful, I wish there was something like that where I live! :-)

  1. Date: 11/12/2012 5:59:00 PM
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