What’s Wrong With “Holiday?”
Gathering pine cones
for the fireplace, blankets,
clean towels, spring water, Christmas candles,
we collect what we need for a gathering
during this holiday season.
Look for the handcrafted
reindeer that makes me smile;
but, I will also celebrate
with a Buddhist prayer, a Sanskrit chant,
and the rose fragrance of community heart.
(c) Gudrun Mouw December, 2015