A Partridge’s Calling (Day 12 of the 12 Days Before Christmas Poetry Challenge)

Greetings all! I thought it would be fun to take the 12 Days of Christmas song and use that as inspiration for a series of 12 poems from now through Christmas Eve. In case you have forgotten or don’t know, the 12 Days of Christmas song talks about a series of 12 gifts given to a true love the first 12 days of Christmas. Using the gifts as a guide, I will be putting up a poem each day by 9am Central Time. These poems will incorporate the gifts or the idea of the gift into different or modern contexts. Since this will be happening the 12 days before Christmas, I will be going from gift 12 down to gift 1 instead of the other way round. Hope you enjoy!

Gift 1:  Partridge in a Pear Tree

So it was that near a clearing
Nestled down amongst the straw
Lay a partridge deep in slumber
Oh so peaceful was his breath

Set atop a tree of plenty
Deeply rooted in the earth
Nature’s bounty all but calling
For celebration and feast abound

But do not disturb his nesting
It deserves some quiet now
For his travels oh so arduous
And so stressed from worlds gone by

And perhaps now it might soothe us
To join him in his quest
For of the gifts that came before it
Peace is the sweetest of them all
Merry Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Festivus, or whatever you choose to celebrate or not. Thank you all for following and supporting this journey and will be back to give you more in the New Year!


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