Monday, December 23, 2013

Sugar Dipped Smiles

Camera flashes
capture sugar dipped smiles
among last minute ribbons.
Holly decorated windows
picture frame a season’s goodwill.



©Susie Clevenger 2013

21 comments:

Pealogic said...

It's a great line, the title. Is there an element of cynicism here?

Susie Clevenger said...

Perhaps a little :)

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Ha ha, I just read your comment. I hear you, Susie! You have no idea how clearly.

Jinksy said...

That's Christmas in a nutshell!

Robert Bourne said...

Christmas spirit with a little undercurrent... ?

Kerry O'Connor said...

I like the idea of Christmas scenes framed within windows. I guess it is hard not to be cynical about Christmas in these over-commercialized days, but your poem delivers something of an authentic Christmas to me.

Bill Nicholls said...

Sounds like one of those party's where you really don't want to be there.

Laura said...

This is lovely, as is the photo your shared on I Heart Macro. Wishing you joy and peace today and always:-)

steph said...

Cynical or not I like the phrase sugar dipped smiles. I read it as sweet. Even if the holiday is commercial, and it is, you can't help but feel joyful at the season. :)

Mama Zen said...

I hear you, Susie!

kaykuala said...

It's an anticipation or expectations of a wonderful Christmas do, do I see one? Yes, you all happy with it! Merry Christmas Susie!

Hank

Sumana Roy said...

Merry Christmas Susie... :)

Vandana Sharma said...

a good way to start the holiday season:)

Anonymous said...

What else to say, but: Sweet. I prefer these sugar dipped smiles to dripping similes, for sure!

Gemma Wiseman said...

Methinks that there could be two translations of that word "frame". Christmas does leave a variety of tastes, if truth be told. A clever piece of writing accommodating both the traditionalist and the more soured among us.

Forest Dream Weaver said...

I love the idea of sugar dipped smiles.

Merry Christmas!
Ruby

humbird said...

Happy Holidays, my friend!

Herotomost said...

Heavy sigh...I love that feeling. Happy Holidays Suzy am looking forward to another year of reading your awesome work!

Herotomost said...

I mean Susie....I am Christmas idiot...but you know that.

Kay L. Davies said...

I'm glad someone else made a spelling mistake with your name. I'm sure I did that on FB yesterday or the day before.
Sorry all over the place, of course.
Now, you already know which bits of this poem I love best, but I must tell you about my Christmas reading: your book, Marian's, and Shay-Joy-and-Kelly. Taking them to a hotel room in Red Deer, Alberta, to read while Dick goes to hockey games with his daughters and grandchildren. I'll read them out loud to Lindy.
Love, K

grapeling said...

Merry Christmas, Susie :) ~