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Season of Lights

Darkness comes early, so it’s only fitting
That people string holiday lights.
Seeing such sparkles as dusk slowly falls
Is one of the season’s delights.

Candles in windows and baubles on trees
Help chase off the cold weather gloom.
Tulips are hiding way under the earth,
But festive electric bulbs bloom.

Try to imagine a years-ago Yule,
Before Franklin’s key found a spark;
The world must have seemed rather dismal and dim
When houses were swallowed by dark.

But now we can bask in the holiday glow
And revel in twinkling displays.
To Edison we owe a bushel of thanks
For brightening dull winter days.

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  1. Date: 12/20/2012 2:30:00 PM
    the power of electricity, to brighten up the world, and so does your poetry...

  1. Date: 12/20/2012 10:20:00 AM
    awww. I love this. Merry Christmas Kathy

  1. Date: 12/20/2012 8:35:00 AM
    Super job! This piece trips off the tongue, and flows like honey... great phrasing, rhyme and imagery too! Bravo Ilene!! Happy Holidays, Keith

  1. Date: 12/19/2012 10:16:00 PM
    Love those lights. They do make the neighborhood brighter and livelier. Awesome write, Ilene. Your matter of fact, reasoning style stood out.

  1. Date: 12/19/2012 9:57:00 PM
    Wow, wonderfully penned ilene. What a festive beautiful poem. I just love your style. Bravo!

  1. Date: 12/19/2012 9:28:00 PM
    I love this, Ilene! Light symbolizes so many things....your poem lit up this dark rainy day in Beirut! :) Hugs!

  1. Date: 12/19/2012 4:52:00 PM
    yes, we owe a lot to Edison, that man was a marvel!! CUTE one for the holidays, Ilene.

  1. Date: 12/19/2012 4:46:00 PM
    How very pretty you have painted this picture. I just love to go out and look at all the lights this time of the year. Thanks for sharing. Lucilla

  1. Date: 12/19/2012 2:18:00 PM
    Hi there is a town near me that has restored all its gas lights in the street for this year,it looks lovely and so is this poem xx

  1. Date: 12/19/2012 2:10:00 PM
    Light many lights for happiness and joy, Ilene - Nice poem. - Hoping Christmas will be blessed time for you and your family. - / / Anne-Lise :)