Christmas Cantata

Yuletide foliage,

a pre-Noel sight;

Crimson and lime,

A Christmas delight

To tease and alarm

holiday buyers;

Is it that time already?

I’ll check my flyers…

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13 comments on “Christmas Cantata

  1. lizziejoy10 says:

    “Crimson and lime”…What a superb combination! And perfect for Christmastime. I love it.
    Have a wonderful day.

  2. Caddo Veil says:

    Wonderful, Melody! I did a little gasp, as I realized you’re right–we’ll soon be looking at the tsunami of Christmas commercialization heading toward us–oh NOOO!!!

    • melodylowes says:

      My LEAST favorite part of what was meant to be a very special season… *sigh* Or should I say ‘cha-ching’? *cash register*

      • Caddo Veil says:

        It’s just a mess, isn’t it? Very addictive, and such a TRAP–and ultimately a heart-breaker, as people try to give “things” when what is needed is “heart” and “time”. No wonder there’s so much depression on Jan 1st…

      • melodylowes says:

        So true. I am sensing a real rebellion against Christmas stirring – when it isn’t Christmas, but a gut reaction to the commercialism and blatant advertising grab for the Almighty Buck – when we should be grabbing the Almighty on His birthday! ;(

      • Caddo Veil says:

        Preach it, Sister–Amen!! I’m actually feeling grateful to be “poor”–there’s less temptation to join the craziness!

      • melodylowes says:

        Indeed! There is a growing movement toward the gifting of time and handmade treats, and giving what could have been spent to a worthy cause – something we have been moving towards for years already. We don’t gift much – I’m sure our kids would say otherwise, but they don’t know the true gift we are trying to give them yet! 🙂

      • Caddo Veil says:

        I think it really does take maturity (as well as circumstances) to get to the place where we know the value of gifts. I love giving baked goods–and I really love the idea of donating to worthy causes. If it weren’t such a hassle for me to get to a post office to mail internationally, I would love to send you some fudge…so consider my thoughts your “gift”!

      • melodylowes says:

        Mmmm – homemade fudge. *She smacks her lips rather ravenously*

      • melodylowes says:

        Mmmm – homemade fudge. *She smacks her lips rather ravenously* And besides – you already checked off one person on your ‘list’ – a few months early! Are you ever off to a great start! 🙂

      • Caddo Veil says:

        I’ll probably send an e-card, so be checking your email for it later on!

  3. Debbie says:

    This one was perfect, Melody! How you capture these pictures amazes me. And the poem caught me by surprise and made me giggle! That is until the flyers start piling in! Thank you and God bless you!

    • melodylowes says:

      Oh, good! It is an unfortunate reality of Christmas, the whole commercial thing – once in a while, I need a giggle, too, so it’s nice to take a break from deep thoughts now and then! 🙂

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