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Author's Notes: This poem, "Christmas Love," is written as a "Dodoitsu," which is a Japanese fixed folk song form. It's configured into a 26-syllable standalone stanza of four lines of 7, 7, 7, 5 syllables respectively. (This special Japanese form is both unrhymed and non-metrical.) In the case of "Christmas Love," I have a linked-form Dodoitsu, consisting of two Dodoitsu stanzas. The overall message of this particular write speaks for itself. Merry Christmas!! (Gary Bateman - December 1, 2015) (Dodoitsu)

Categories: blessing, celebration, christmas, december, family, god, and joy.

Christmas Love

December’s that special month,
For heavenly thanks and grace;
Family renewal time,
And our special love!

We celebrate with great joy,
And think of others we love;
A time now for God’s Blessing,
And His sincere love!

Gary Bateman, Copyright © All Rights Reserved,
December 1, 2015 (Dodoitsu)

Copyright © | Year Posted 2015

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Date: 12/6/2015 1:29:00 PM
a blessing of a piece gary very beautifully drawn excellent pen wishing you joy and happiness to both of you over the festive season
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Gary Bateman
Date: 12/8/2015 2:43:00 PM
Thanks Liam Mate!! Cheers, Gary
Date: 12/1/2015 2:41:00 PM
Hi G! A very beautiful picture of Christmas, you've painted here in this very outstanding, wonderful Christmas poem, my dear friend Gary.Just awesome! Very beautifully written in the Dodoitsu style, G.Excellent piece!Great imagery!Very enchanting n' sweet!Golden pen!A 7 +! A fav!I truly enjoyed it!Sending my love n' prayers to you and Ingrid as always, G.Take good care of each other now my dear friends.All the best to you too always,G!Keep the ink flowing!And I wish you a Very Merry Christmas n' holiday season to you n' Ingrid and all your family!Wishing you both a very lovely week!In his light God bless you always!:) D.
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Gary Bateman
Date: 12/2/2015 8:54:00 AM
Thanks "D" for your very gracious and most encouraging words here (as always)!! And for the 7 + FAV too!! I always appreciate your reading of my various poems. And keep the ink flowing on your end too. I always enjoy your poetry too -- for sure. (I just posted "God's Christmas Angel" today, 2 Dec -- A Petrarchan Sonnet.) You might find it of interest too!! Cheers and Best Wishes Always from Ingrid and me!! "G"
Date: 12/1/2015 4:12:00 AM
You have DEFINITELY helped put me in the Christmas spirit with this wonderful and uplifting Dodoitsu Gary...Merry Christmas! - Tim
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Gary Bateman
Date: 12/1/2015 4:35:00 AM
Thanks Tim!! Sometimes the smaller, less complexly written poems are a force of their own with the succinctness of their spirit!! I'm very pleased you enjoyed this Dodoitsu, which just happens to be the first one of these I've ever written. Merry Christmas to you and your family!! Best, Gary
Date: 12/1/2015 4:10:00 AM
- Yes, this is what Christmas is all about! - What a glorious poem, Gary - I will save this :) - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Gary Bateman
Date: 12/1/2015 4:39:00 AM
Thanks Dear Anne-Lise!! I'm very glad you liked this write. (I'll have to do some more of these Dodoitsu writes. This is a fun format for sure!!) Thanks for saving it too!! Merry Christmas . . . Gary