I love Christmas time, the lights, the decorations, and the music.
Many songs sung this time of year are built on a pattern, among them–The Twelve Days of Christmas, Do You Hear What I Hear, Walking in a Winter Wonderland—that involves the repetition of words and phrases as part of the organization of the poem.
Write a poem that plays off the pattern of a poem or song you like (It doesn’t have to be a holiday song). Use the built-in repetitions of the model poem or song to establish the organizational framework for your poem.
You can adopt any tone you want. Give your poem a humorous twist, or make it a reflection of your heart.
If you are writing with family or friends, share your poems. Praise one another for what is moving, amusing, or powerful in your writing.
And please post your masterpieces here. I look forward to reading them!