March 10, 2016
by Caroline Gates-Lupton, age 18
Silent snow is falling down
Hushingas it meets the ground
Brown eyes track and watch it go
Beside the girl, a candle glows
Then pull away to trim the tree
With tinsel bought when she was three
String the popcorn, hang the lights!
This tree will be a lovely sight
When at last it's time to stop
The star goes on the tippy-top
Gold with balls of red and green
The prettiest thing you've ever seen
The lamps are off, the tree lights glow
Like memories of long ago
The scent of Christmas fills the air
Needles sprinkled everywhere
Off to bed the girl is sent
The place where countless nights are spent
Crouching by the windowsill
She looks out at the night so still
The world outside is full of white
And great wolves howl out of sight
Dark eyes watch the full moon climb
Up to the top of the Christmas pines
The sky is filled with silver stars
Each driveway holds a snowy car
A sleeping girl on a windowsill
Breathing in the night so still.
For our third installment, we have a poem by 18-year-old Caroline Gates-Lupton that she wrote for her grandmother this past Christmas. Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful poem with us, Caroline!
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