What’s Wrong with ‘Holiday’?—a poem

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



  1. tim said:

    absolute nectar
    in this season of get get get

    December 8, 2015
  2. Abhaya said:

    “… the rose fragrance of community heart.” Familiar words are strung together and my mind sees a picture that is vaster. Thank you for your lovely reflections and poems.

    December 26, 2015

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