poetry and prose about place

December garlands

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in December


we gather pine cones

wreaths of lion’s paw

hawthorn, cedar boughs

and juniper


we walk the wild ways

pruners and scissors

baskets and stout cord

to bind bunches of



balsam and holly

berries and garlands

of evergreen, red

rosehips and acorns,

gilded, needles and



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© Jane Tims 2014

Written by jane tims

December 1, 2014 at 7:33 am

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  1. This post brings back wonderful memories of gathering materials to make wreaths and garlands years ago. In recent years, I’ve just bought wreaths–but the poem makes me want to go out and gather some pine cones and other materials to make a wreath from scratch.



    December 2, 2014 at 12:09 am

    • Hi Sheryl. I also buy a wreath each year. But I also gather greens to put around the house. Nothing smells so good! Jane


      jane tims

      December 2, 2014 at 8:58 am

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