December 25, 1997

Gingerbread Tree

And what is it you see by the Christmas light?
…homemade cookies
…one long-ago night
…a toy, a memory, a look of delight?
Aromas and music whose richness you love
Or hopes for world peace, settling gentle as doves …

Whatever the echo or dream you hold fast 

May it feed and sustain you, long may it last 

as a jewel still shining when Christmas is past.


Photo © 1997 Chuck Pefley | Verse © 1997 Penny Pefley