Gillena Cox

Rookie - 14 Points (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

Form:


Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (A Happy Time by Gillena Cox )

Enter the verification code :

  • Freshman - 2,252 Points 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

  • Rookie 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

  • Gold Star - 23,623 Points 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

  • Rookie - 257 Points 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

  • Rookie - 0 Points 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

Read all 9 comments »

Trending Poets

Trending Poems

  1. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  2. A Man's a Man for A' That, Robert Burns
  3. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  4. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  5. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, Robert Frost
  6. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  7. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou
  8. O Captain! My Captain!, Walt Whitman
  9. Fire and Ice, Robert Frost
  10. As I Grew Older, Langston Hughes

Poem of the Day

poet Christopher Marlowe

It lies not in our power to love or hate,
For will in us is overruled by fate.
When two are stripped, long ere the course begin,
We wish that one should love, the other win;

...... Read complete »

   

Member Poem

New Poems

  1. something that is better if uncertain, RIC S. BASTASA
  2. You pour your mercy., RIC S. BASTASA
  3. 413, Narcia Lily
  4. To drive a point, i collect pebbles and .., RIC S. BASTASA
  5. I follow the smoke, and sigh, RIC S. BASTASA
  6. Unchanging To Exchange Blame, Lawrence S. Pertillar
  7. Have Fun! Why Not?, Lawrence S. Pertillar
  8. Respecting Ideas, RoseAnn V. Shawiak
  9. where you belong..., veeraiyah subbulakshmi
  10. Our Divine Differences, RoseAnn V. Shawiak
[Hata Bildir]