Saturday, December 21, 2013

Thoughts for Advent: Day 21

A Poem for Day Twenty-One

The giving of gifts
is a lovely thing

An artful practice
and kind custom
of affection

The well-chosen token
pleases the giver
and (of course) the one
who receives

But let's be honest

There are times
we find ourselves
at a loss

Out of time
Short on ideas
(not to mention

We follow through
but feel a bit
feeble about
our attempt

It is a rare joy
to choose a gift
so well
we simply cannot wait
to give it

And in this vein
I think of you

The perfect knowing
of our need

The time and thought
in preparation

This gift
It cost you

Yet severity
of toll
did not

Spectacular munificence
on display

Reveled in
the gift
you gave

-lisa, 21 December, 2013


Alisa Wright said...

You have such a gift with words! (I had to look up munificence. 😉 Great word!)

lisa said...

Thank you, Alisa. I also like that (new to me) word :)