Petite Pen, December 27, 2022

Traveling south today, this snowy scene inspired some brevity infused with images from a classic Christmas poem. Can you tell which one?

If you too feel inspired by this photo, join me in penning a seasonal piece of brevity, 75 words of less. If you post to your own blogs, please ping back here and tag your poem #petitepen.

Happy holidays!

New-Fallen Dream

The white icing winter
glazes rocks
along a wrapping paper riverbed.

In my new-fallen dream,
the stones become
sugar plum confections.

stubborn leaves swoon,
dropping their powder sugar.

Daybreak’s orange slice
topped with Rainier cherry
garnishes the frothy sky.

More rapid than eagles,
a cloudy wreath covers
the prize.

I rub my thistly eyes.
The entire fancy
fragile as a Christmas Pizzelle.

My new-found dreams,
crumbling in the cruel current
of the alarm bell.

© 2022 | K.Hartless


  1. I find mist transcendental
    and, transformational
    an equation, worth the budding
    and the building
    reviving my inner-child
    a descendent of the past, yet
    the present creator, and the principle ignitor
    of a love that will last

    A lovely poem, yours. Thank you for always creating this space to share creatively with you. 💜

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    • This poem has the foggy feeling where you are progressing in trust. I’m so sorry I missed this one earlier this week. A lovely dream-like reflection. Thank you for making this space more meaningful for me each week. 💜🥳💜


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