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O magic tilt of earth,

we sing and dance

in this new wash

of winter.


Icy prisms

play the stars


while we gather

reds and greens

to weave ourselves

a holy wreath


as one tall candle


the untouched snow.



(c) 1992, 2020  Betty Hayes Albright


(A re-post from 2011 — revised…)


Wishing everyone a holiday season

filled with love, joy, peace and good health.

Merry Christmas!!

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Underneath the frost it turns

hidden in a fog it churns

winter snaps its coiled whip

cracks the ice but holds its grip.

It wraps the trees in shiver beads

chews on shadows, spits out seeds

to grace the gardens flocked in sleep

waiting for that northward leap

of the wandering, prodigal sun.



© 2014, 2017  Betty Hayes Albright


Wishing everyone a gentle Winter’s Solstice

and a peaceful celebration of the holidays – the holy days –

whichever days are sacred to you. 

For in the end, each day is sacred and precious.  


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Warm wishes to everyone

for the happiest of holidays

during this season of loving and giving!

May you all find the best of health, peace, and abundance

in the New Year.


Merry Christmas!


Love, Betty




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(written for my young sons in 1979)


Children, lay your presents down,

come look and see what I just found –

a tree outside all flocked in snow

that doesn’t need a wire to glow;

playful squirrels – the romping kind

that you never have to wind.

A snowman’s outside every home,

not one is made of Styrofoam.

There’s peace and quiet for your heart

not found inside a shopping cart,

and living color in a smile

that’s brought to you without a dial. *

The wind is singing up the street

to rosy cheeks and dancing feet,

to easy laughter, mellow sighs,

whispering of the grand surprise

that comes on winter’s longest night –

the promise of returning Light.

So children, lay your presents down,

behold the gift that Love has found.


© 1979, 2014 Betty Hayes Albright


* Waaay back in the late 60’s and early 70’s, certain t.v. shows were “brought to you in living color” (as opposed to the more common black and white) – on televisions that still had dials. Funny – seems so antiquated now.


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Whatever your faith,

whatever you hold dear

during this season of Light,

during these Holy-days,

may the arms of love

surround you,

and may you find joy,

comfort and healing.

Wishing everyone an uplifting day,

month, and year!


Thank you to all the wonderful new poet-friends I’ve met here on WordPress – for sharing your poetry, and for reading mine!

In gratitude,



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