Friday, December 11, 2009

A Poetry Re-Issue: Why I Love the Holidays In My Family

How often will Poetry Friday fall on the start of Hanukkah, on Christmas Day and on New Year's Day? That's what's happening today, then in two and three weeks. Cool. So, to keep up with "the season"...

Gregory K.

My dad lights the menorah.
My mom hangs Christmas lights.
And so the way I do the math,
It’s presents 20 nights!

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Lee Wind, M.Ed. said...

Super sweet - it's funny, we just had this conversation about whether Christmas really is 12 days or if that's just the song...
Thanks for the Holiday poem, Greg!

Anonymous said...

This is sweet and funny! Love it. I didn't realize you had a poetry Friday, too!


Mary Lee said...

Your post yesterday inspired me -- I read THE LATKE WHO COULDN'T STOP SCREAMING aloud, but your post also taught me -- I only read it once and we did our best "quiet" screams, so my vocal cords were spared and so were my teaching neighbors. Your poem today would have been a good one to share along with Snickett's book!

writingmatters said...

Except for in a recession, when we just drop blessings in the Hanukkah bowls we made for eachother 8 years ago for 8 days then open 2 on Christmas Eve and the rest on Christmas Day. We like to think we're green cuz we're not wasting paper. Happy Chrismakkah.