21.12.04 | Christmas Post 1 (Poetry And Such)



The Saturnyne feels no joy at Christmas time.

Christmas and the New Year... disconnects. Discomforts. Chokes with impossible grief.

...So anyway! moving on all cheerily instead...
Here's a poem by e.e. cummings (In his usual lowercase style and no proper heading):


little tree
little silent Christmas tree
you are so little
you are more like a flower

who found you in the green forest
and were you very sorry to come away?
see i will comfort you
because you smell so sweetly

i will kiss your cool bark
and hug you safe and tight
just as your mother would,
only don't be afraid

look the spangles
that sleep all the year in a dark box
dreaming of being taken out and allowed to shine,
the balls the chains red and gold the fluffy threads,

put up your little arms
and i'll give them all to you to hold
every finger shall have its ring
and there won't a single place dark or unhappy

then when you're quite dressed
you'll stand in the window for everyone to see
and how they'll stare!
oh but you'll be very proud

and my little sister and i will take hands
and looking up at our beautiful tree
we'll dance and sing
"Noel Noel"


Swirly Christmas Tree


Christmas Tree Le Deux


Floaty Ghost-Candle-Things In Symphony! (eh?)


Real Purdy (Hey!- Is that a swan?)


And this years colour is purple. It's the new grape of truth in the war against... er... stuff!


I call this one "Marlowe P.I."


I see a rose, a fairy, an angel... what do you see?

And now The Saturnyne's Christmas Poem.

The Stars of Winter (abridged)

Sshh. friend
tread silently, tread light

for the million stars of winter
have descended

and we must walk with reverence
on this holy december night


-The Saturnyne

I do wish you all well at this time of year, whatever your religion.
I do wish you well at all times of the year...
With love
S.


PS: i altered my poems structure. Hope ya agree that it's an improvement.

16 comments :.

  7:14 pm :. Blogger Cece hollered thusly:

I liked The Saturnynes poem the best.
Beautiful.


  7:20 pm :. Blogger Jessie hollered thusly:

Aw, thanks Saturnyne. Thanks for the poetry and the pics too. Best of luck in surviving the season... xx


  8:31 pm :. Blogger my sun sets to rise again hollered thusly:

I know how you feel, unfortunately. :( ~hugs~

Good ol' e.e. Now I love x-mas trees even more.


  12:02 am :. Blogger The Saturnyne hollered thusly:

Ach! personally i hate almost this entire post. It's only mr cummings's poem that stops me from deleting it. That and yer comments.

*sigh*

thanks

S.


  1:04 am :. Blogger my sun sets to rise again hollered thusly:

Fear not.

It is a good post. You can't really go wrong with Christmas trees, and your poem is good too. :)


  4:19 am :. Blogger Dani hollered thusly:

Oh, I love the poems! Both of them, for different reasons. What those reasons are, I ain't gonna tell ya. But I love 'em. :-)


  11:58 am :. Blogger The Prisoner hollered thusly:

there's nothing wrong with your crimbo post man, poetry and all tis lovely.


  4:29 pm :. Blogger B hollered thusly:

i know i'm not in the xmas spirit even a tiny bit. we don't even have a tree this year. didn't have one last year either, but for different reasons.
lovely post. love the pics. been looking forward to it, and i am definitely not disappointed!
hugs to you...


  4:59 pm :. Blogger Janey hollered thusly:

{claps stunted paws in delight, producing streams of tiny multi coloured fishes} Yay! I liked that post, poetry and all. I especially enjoyed the swirly bright colours on the pics.

Much love to all - Janey/xx


  7:32 pm :. Blogger Carl hollered thusly:

As we say in the north

"Gawd thas a miserable git at times."

Have a happy (or at least non-suicidal) Christmas and cheer up a bit, I'll see you when I get back from Brighton.

And if you need cheering up a bit Penny Arcade ( www.penny-arcade.com ) are currently doing a Cuthulu christmas comic strip sequence.


  9:59 pm :. Blogger The Saturnyne hollered thusly:

Arreet Carl! (As we also say in tha North) Well chuffed that ye took the time to drop in. You and yer folks have a good time down in the South. Be careful amongst all them furriners, though...

I'll see yer after Crimbo.

PS: Yeah, i am genetically disposed to feel miserable at this time of the year... dunno why, i should be going "Ooh! Prezzies!" and stuff... verr annoying.

Thanks Janey and B...

incidentally, my tree is about 1' (30cm's Tam!) high and pissy looking, but it's amazing what you can do with a long exposure and shaky shaky disco movements!
yeah.

mucho love and hugs back to all the ladies (with a cheeky surprise snog under the mistletoe for good luck. Tongues optional)

And gentlemanly shaking of hands for British raced gentlemen.

Gallic pecking of cheeks think for the sophisticated gentlemen or Johnny Foreigner.

Mebbe a Gallic shrug, too.

S.


  11:37 am :. Blogger 3rd daughter hollered thusly:

great pictures, poems, post.


  2:31 pm :. Blogger Cece hollered thusly:

Dearest Saturnyne,
I hope that you have a wonderful Christmas and New Year! Best wishes to you!

kisskiss,
Cece


  8:54 am :. Blogger Starbuck hollered thusly:

Good work bigging up Edmonds.

Xmas hasn't been the same since Noel's Christmas Presents ended.


  3:44 pm :. Blogger The Saturnyne hollered thusly:

What? Edmonds?!?!

Oh!

AhAHAHhahaHaahAhaHAahahaha! Nice one.

Chuckled for ages when i figured what yer meant... heh!

S.


  9:07 am :. Blogger esclava hollered thusly:

I love your pictures...and in the last...definitely I see a diamond shaped jelly fish, with glow in the dark nail polish painted all over its body...and, it has buddies...or baby jelly fishlets.



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