233rd Virtual Poetry Circle

Welcome to the 233rd Virtual Poetry Circle!

Remember, this is just for fun and is not meant to be stressful.

Keep in mind what Molly Peacock’s books suggested. Look at a line, a stanza, sentences, and images; describe what you like or don’t like; and offer an opinion. If you missed my review of her book, check it out here.

Also, sign up for the 2013 Dive Into Poetry Challenge because its simple; you only need to read 1 book of poetry. Check out the stops on the 2013 National Poetry Month Blog Tour and the 2012 National Poetry Month Blog Tour.

Today’s poem is from John N. Morris:

The Christmas Letter

Wherever you are when you receive this letter
I write to say we are still ourselves
In the same place
And hope you are the same.

The dead have died as you know
And will never get better,
And the children are boys and girls
Of their several ages and names.

So in closing I send you our love
And hope to hear from you soon.
There is never a time
Like the present. It lasts forever
Wherever you are.  As ever I remain.

What do you think?


  1. Sounds a little like it’s poking fun at those annual Christmas letters people send to family and friends, or commenting on how things pretty much stay the same from year to year, which is how it is for me. LOL
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    • Yes! I loved it for that reason. I like the idea of those letters if there is something interesting to say, but sometimes nothing is new or different…or they sound like bragging.