beloved · Chill December · purple day · Winter

Farewell little Christmas tree


Lay them carefully away,

Trimmings from our tree so gay,

Rainbow-light and frosted ball,

Silver star high over all,

Santa Claus and candy cane,

Reindeer in a jaunty train,

Dolly with a piquant face,

Red and green and tinsel lace,

Lay them carefully away,

For another happy day!

For another day next year

With the children gathered here!

Yellow-hair and curly-lash,

Dark-haired girl with crimson sash,

Brother growing tall and wise,

Happy wonder in his eyes.

Hearth-fire, will you shine as bright

As you did the Christmas night?

Can ensuing days be spent

Harboring this deep content?

Farewell, little Christmas tree,

You have made a memory!

This poem was written by my great-aunt Very Keevers Smith and published in a book of poetry she titled Poems of a Busy Mother. It was published in 1959.


Make it pretty Monday

Home and garden Thursday

Our home away from home

One thought on “Farewell little Christmas tree

  1. The poem is wonderful! Have you inherited her talent? Why don’t you try a verse or so on the blog?

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