all that you love,
all whom you love,
all kinds of wonder and joy,
and an abundance of poetry!
Laura Shovan found the picture book that tells the family story behind Clement Moore's "A Night Before Christmas." Perfect timing! Check it out at Author Amok.
Laura Salas sends us a holiday greeting in haiku at Writing the World for Kids, and also the week's 15 Words or Less Poems, inspired by "metal mountains."
Madigan reviews UBIQUITOUS at Madigan Reads.
Elaine has a Christmas memoir poem at Wild Rose Reader and more Christmas memories at Wild Rose Reader.
Andromeda blesses us with some Rumi, a question to ponder, and a beautiful photo at a wrung sponge.
Thank you, thank you, thank you, Carol for sharing two FABULOUS versions of the Hallelujah Chorus with us today. They both bring tears to my eyes -- the Holy brought down to Earth in the most unlikely but most Human of all places. The message of the day is at Carol's Corner (and follow the link to Cynthia Lord's place).
An e.e. cummings Christmas Eve greeting comes to us from Jules at 7-Imp.
We've got another carol of the season from Ruth at There is no such thing as a God-forsaken town -- the original words to Hark the Herald, Angels Sing. Within this poem is Ruth's wish for Haiti this season.
Blythe has a star, a tree, a moon, the Solstice and a wish for the season at her place.
Jone shares an original shadorma at Check it Out.
Shari at Shari Doyle reviews Jane Yolen's Snow, Snow, and a great montage of holiday pictures, complete with cookies and cats!
Head over to Live. Love. Explore! where Irene has a vlog of a Christmas poem from her new book.
Jennie at Biblio File has got the birth of every blessed child on her mind in this season of birth and new beginnings. Sounds like there will be a new baby in her house come summer solstice! Congrats, Jennie!
Shelley's ongoing tale of "poems about the old days" -- the Dust Bowl days -- can be found at Rain: A Dust Bowl Story.