GATHERING!

 

Gathering — ’tis the season for family, friends and communities to get together for the holidays of all persuasions!

Centuries old, this social custom of gathering is filled with traditions, some old, some new. While many of us are heading home for holiday celebrations, others are taking a flight to warmer climes or ski resorts.

Whatever the season or reason, enjoy as you gather together!

2015
2015 DECEMBER SNOW!

As the year is winding down, wrote this haiku on home for a poetry prompt:

red geraniums

potted with green grassy spikes

welcoming me home

© 2015 Patricia A. McGoldrick ( Published in Verse Afire, Jan. to April issue, 2016)

2015 RED GERANIUMS!
2015 RED GERANIUMS!

 

 

 

Aside: Looking for a new listen, you might enjoy these  music favourites available on iTunes: Christmas Lights by Coldplay ( this is played many times!!!) and The Little Drummer Boy by Sadie and the Hotheads — Sadie plays on Downton Abbey! Enjoy the season! 🙂

POEM FOR PARIS — POEME POUR PARIS!

In response to The Daily Post's weekly photo challenge: "Victory."
Victory is a complex word, with all sorts of connotations and interpretations  -- past, present and future.
Given the horrific events in Paris this week, I have decided to respond with a theme of light for which this city is so well known as it has triumphed over many obstacles. 
(Note, I have added a French version of my poem, thanks to Google Translate. It has been quite a while since I studied French at university but I think that the translation is on track. :))
a flame for the city of light 
I lit a candle for Paris today
it burns brightly for all who were lost
wafting warmth towards those who survive
forging on despite savagery’s cost
 
une flamme pour la ville de la lumière

Je allumé une bougie pour Paris aujourd'hui
il brûle vives pour tous ceux qui ont été perdus
Transportant chaleur envers ceux qui survivent
forgeage en dépit de coûts de la sauvagerie

*French translation from Google Translate

© 2015 Patricia A. McGoldrick

2015 A LIGHT FOR PARIS
2015 A LIGHT FOR PARIS

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