is it not splendiferous

truly quite sublime

outrageously quite delirious

and here at Christmas time


could it be a better gift

accepted with importance

whether sonnet rhyme or riff

could it just be heady dreaming


a quirk in the readers scheme

that brought this brand new item

so cherished by a few

that sets my soul a dancing


and many others too

poetry sweet poetry

has found it's special place

invited to the table


to lend it's style and grace

hooray and hallelujahs

i'll try and bring my best

and if i can't i know that


my friends can bring the rest


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nan shartel Dec. 17, 2011 @ 3:59 p.m.

thx READER 4 creating an official poetry blog area for those of us who ply our rhymes here

ur the best!!! ;-D)


Ruth Newell Dec. 17, 2011 @ 5:20 p.m.

Indeed, for you have set her soul to dancing! Tra-la-lee!


richzombie Dec. 18, 2011 @ 12:24 p.m.

yes i know ( i discovered ) the feeling sometime earlier this year-2011-and it's more than helped me along - your poetry and also comments about mine ( without having to check- yours was the first poem i read on this site and probably the first poem i had read in many many many years and also the first to comment on mine )- what a great feeling almost giddy really for all of this- thanks so so much !


nan shartel Dec. 18, 2011 @ 4:17 p.m.

the happiness of having urself here RZ...ur poetry and ur fun self made the "wait" worthwhile!!! ;-D)


quillpena Dec. 18, 2011 @ 3:52 p.m.

I thank you, nan, from all of us, your special Christmas gift, a poem, a song, a yuletide chorus all, to set our souls adrift. au revoir, adieu for now I suppose we’ll wait and see, Did I forget, nan, to tell you ciao, my Christmas chickadee?


nan shartel Dec. 18, 2011 @ 4:14 p.m.

u adorable man...a sweet poetic visit to be sure...thx Quill and seasons greeting to u!!!


nan shartel Dec. 19, 2011 @ 12:04 a.m.

yes yes yes...i am the Christmas Chickadee!!!

how nice of u to know it...thx homey ;-D


bohemianopus Dec. 30, 2011 @ 11:42 a.m.

Nanners--You are the greatest! Your poems always bring such joy.


nan shartel Dec. 30, 2011 @ 2:58 p.m.

thx glad to see ur new blog here at the READER!!

Geezers against boredom UNITE!!! ;-D)


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