The Holly & The Ivy : XMAS POEMS & STORIES

A Christmas assortment of tales and poems for young and old alike !

The Christmas rose and the snowdrops,
The holly and the ivy,
Garlands of red ribbon,
The fir-cones and the Christmas candle,
The house on the hill
Is in season again !

"And is it true ? And is it true ?
This most tremendous tale of all,
Seen in a stained-glass window's hue,
A Baby in an ox's stall ?
The maker of the stars and sea
Become a Child for me ?"

Christmas, John Betjeman.

A Christmas Villanelle

A snowy scene, frosty and cold..........
Cherry

Christmas by the Sea

Moonbeams on the sea, Dredging soul-animals to the shore. A Magician's gift - the silver orb, the lapping water. And snowflakes disappearing on each...

Christmas Past

This silent night..........

Christmas Present

Neath garlands of glitter........

Crisis at Christmas

A lonely Christmas for Terry................

Runaway Christmas

Heading for the lights of London...............

Six Geese A-Laying

And a partridge in a pear tree...............

Snowflakes in the Fire

Never too late for Christmas..................

The Bird

The coach pulled in and I mounted the steps.........

The Broomstick

The boys looked on dazzled and amazed by what they saw...........

The Glass Bell

Children's Radio Prize Entry

A Poem for Christmas

A virgin birth One lonely night, Brings the Saviour Into sight. He was a beacon To all the world, A perfect rose Now unfurled. His mission was To...