O Christmas Tree

I still love to put up a
Christmas tree.
Some years I have and some
I haven’t–this year I will.
It’s a comfort to see the tree
lights twinkling late into the night.

My entry for Monkey Man’s last hosting for Sunday’s 160 as he takes a needed break.  http://petzoldspracticalprose.blogspot.com/

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  1. Thanks for playing along in this last Sunday 160. It’s been fun reading the talent here in blogdom.


  2. Merry Christmas, wow.

    Glad to see you in Sunday 160.


  3. “It’s just an old fashioned tree that means Merry Christmas to me.” A line from an old Christmas song you never hear. Your poem is right. Those lights on it are a comfort in the bleakness of the winter night. Have a blessed Christmas.



    • Very sweet line from that song, Larry. There’s just something about those lights that bring me comfort… Hope your holiday is a good one.


  4. full agreement. it must be a very beautiful feeling. 🙂


  5. The years I put up a Christmas Tree – I leave the lights on – even as I sleep … their is something comforting about having them shining in the night … a magical feeling of peace, hope and inspiration! Thank you for sharing.


    • Then you know what I mean, Becca. Those lights are magical aren’t they. Thanks for sharing with me too. Have a lovely, heartfelt holiday.


  6. nice…mine is up right now…i am sitting next to it…there is something warm about its light…hope you have a wonderful shristmas


    • The feeling goes way beyond the physical tree itself doesn’t it… Thanks for sharing, Brian. May your Christmas be one filled with love.


  7. I love putting up a tree, too! I never miss a year 🙂


    • When my girls were growing up and at home, we always had a tree. Now some years I haven’t been in the mood to put one up but I am this year. I go with the flow… 🙂

      Thanks for coming by and sharing, Tilly Bud–that’s such a cute name!


  8. Androgoth

     /  December 5, 2011

    Yes pop that tree up Gayle
    and trim everywhere, yes all
    over 🙂 And be good too as
    Santa is watching 🙂 😉 lol

    Androgoth XXx


    • Thanks for the encouragement–I think I will. I don’t think I like the idea of a big, jolly man dressed in red stalking me…scary! 😉


      • Androgoth

         /  December 5, 2011

        Yes but this guy is holding a big bag full of
        pressies and is extremely jovial too ho – ho – ho 🙂

        Have a lovely rest of day and evening Gayle
        and thank you for offering such quality postings
        my wickedly fine young friend 🙂

        Androgoth XXx


        • Well all right then–he can stalk/watch me… 🙂 But as soon as Christmas is over, that’s it!

          And thank you dear Androgoth for enjoying my postings–I truly appreciate that. xo


  9. I, too, love to see the twinkling lights, but I like to see them outside–in the sky or in someone else’s yards/window. I appreciate the lights from afar!



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