Friday, December 23, 2011

Carol collage.

I have been carrying this idea around while scurrying/baking/cleaning/packing over the last week, and now that we are where we plan to spend the holiday, I am going to finally put it down on paper, so to speak. I learned this in my favorite poetry professor's class; draw from words of established lyrics to create a new work. I will take the titles of a bunch of Christmas carols, stir, and create a poem.

Here goes.

Christmas Carollage

I heard, I saw,
its beginning.

The manger
upon a midnight clear,
a silent night,
o holy breath of heaven.

This child of love come down,
clear joy come to rest,
in the cold, bleak winter
a wonderland.

Little baby king,
wishing all merry,
a snow-white star on high
in Bethlehem.

Silver bells jingle
ding dong merrily.
Angels sing noel,
I'll be home, for Christmas. 


paige said...

Aww! That's so cute!! Love it!

Anonymous said...

Deck the halls with silver bells,
The goose is getting fat.
Peace on Earth, good-will to men--
We all need more of that---
While shepards watch their flocks by night
Upon a midnight clear,
We wish you a Merry Christmas
Without any fear.
(It kinda falls down at the end, but oh, well....)


Minerva said...

Merry Christmas, Cicely. I like it :)