D. Ellsworth Hoag
Christmas is a personal celebration. Sometimes things that other people don't even think about are special to the individual They bring a smile of nostalgia and a tug at the heart. Note below: for me Nostalgia Has A Hue.
It is interesting that patriarchy has overshadowed the winter solstice celebration. The long history of the mother goddess has crumbled under the attack. My second poem talks of some early beliefs. Note: females may be the reason for reindeer at this season. I suggest a scan of the web for Reindeer Goddess.
Happy solstice and related holidays to all.
Nostalgia Has A Hue
It's Phoenix and it's Christmas time
as I can plainly see
for brightly colored season's balls
now adorn my orange tree.
I know there will be a sweet start
to the upcoming year
although a recent memory
this harbinger is dear.
I think of early holidays,
of hanging up my sock
and oranges were a special treat
which really makes this rock.
Season's greetings to every one
where ever they may be
I hope you find something special
around your Christmas tree.
sacred north land doe.
Reindeer females don't lose antlers—
they carry the sun in their horns through the dark winter.
In ancient times a great goddess
carrying live-giving light
through the dark
is Mother's Eve
that precedes Christmas day.
So it was called in olden times.
promise of hope to come
female is the tale of Christmas.
source of info: https://www.goodwordsinc.net/blog/2015/12/8/doe-a-deer-a-female-deer