Across the room I glide, to take my chance.
Wordlessly, I offer my hand; a chance?
Mistletoe swings above us as we dance.
By glancing above, I direct your eyes
to the question burning within my eyes.
You lean in under the Mistletoe’s guise.
Soft and sweet, just this one moment in time,
I will take with me through the rest of time.
Too soon, it’s over, I hear the clock chime.
The bells ring loud, but to me sound hollow.
Your fingers leave mine, and I feel hollow.
One moment’s not enough, I must follow.
But I’m lost, and you’re gone without a trace.
A small glass slipper lays here in your place.
The Twelve Sonnets of Christmas
Day # 2
The Blues Sonnet is derived from the Afro-American, melancholia music or lamentation. It is a triplet form (Three rhyming lines) with lines 1 and 2 rhyme repeating and line 3 bringing the stanza to a climax in a manner similar to the Haiku. Purists state the meter should be Iambic Pentameter, (IP), but others argue that IP is an English poetry form and Afro-Americans had no concept of it and it should be left to the poet to “do yo thang”.
The Rhyme scheme is thus:
A. A. a. … B. B. b. … C. C. c. … D. D. d. … e. e.
Day # 1 – The Christmas Season
Day # 3 – Christmas Alone
Day # 4 – The Forbidden Toy
Day # 5 – A Mother’s Christmas
Day # 6 – The Occasional Invasion
Day # 7 – The Seasonal Trend
Day # 8 – The Nutcracker
Day # 9 – Naughty or Nice
Day # 10 – Something more
Day # 11 – The Nativity
Day # 12 – The Man in Red Silk