Treasure Island

Gillena Cox

(1950)

A Happy Time


A jolly time a happy time,
Of evergreen and bare branch lights;
When a smile cost less than a dime,
And the willing clink of a coin sounds;
Such a jolly time a happy time,
With winter winds and cooling breezes,
A season for every clime;
Cantors will sing the old and the new,
Celebrating in rhythm and rhyme;
The Son of God bringing joy to the world,
Christmas-time a happy time.
2008

Submitted: Saturday, December 06, 2008

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  • Elizabeth Padillo Olesen (10/9/2012 3:55:00 PM)

    It is a delight to read this poem, Gillena, especially when we are soon approaching Advent and then Christmas. There is indeed a sense of joy in the expectation of this coming event. Thanks for painting the joy that is associated with this season. (Report) Reply

  • Chitra - (6/30/2012 12:32:00 AM)

    a celebration of all the good and simple things in life-the true essence of celebration well depicted in simple-yet-touching words (Report) Reply

  • Mehta Hasmukh Amathalal (5/31/2010 7:51:00 PM)

    Cantors will sing the old and the new,
    Celebrating in rhythm and rhyme;
    The Son of God bringing joy to the world,
    Christmas-time a happy time........certainly reason to feel happy on arrival of x-mas as for me too.. gelina is here with me.. so kind of u dear.. nice piece of poetry....10 (Report) Reply

  • Patti Masterman (9/22/2009 11:40:00 AM)

    You've bottled Christmas in a poem and that's an amazing thing. Many poems aspire to do as much but never fully succeed, unlike yours..(smile) (Report) Reply

  • Cheryl Lynn Moyer-peele (12/6/2008 9:57:00 PM)

    Gillena -

    Indeed, Christmas should be a happy time, Christ's birth and the world's salvation should be rejoiced every year. Let's hope we get peach on earth some Christmas too.

    Blessings - cheryl (Report) Reply

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