past and present ruminations

A New Season

Sharing Stories
December 25, 2022 at 7:50 a.m.
Vegetable studded lime jello--a holiday treat
Vegetable studded lime jello--a holiday treat April Ryan



Early sunsets—dark nights,

neighborhood glows—decorative lights.

Jingle bells ringing rhythmic notes moving,

striking memories—comfort and soothing.

Drumming heartbeat pa-rum-pum-pum-pum,

as chorus croons winter carols—listeners hum.

Hot chocolate topped with melting marshmallow.

Cranberries and carrots speckle green Jell-O.

The slow, cold walk pulling a sled uphill,

discovering time flies on an icy slope thrill.

Looking outside, viewing long ago days on my mind,

a new season of joy, dreams, and moments to be kind.

April Ryan is a Washington writer and poet who has been frequently published in Northwest Prime Time, often bringing us meaningful pieces for is this one. 

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