are the ones that bring
of sweet songs, brimming with love
wrapped with emotional delight;
magnificent gifts seem lusterless
in the gathering of a family.
Holiday blessings bring us together
Christmas tree shines brighter with laughter
that resounds around the fireplace
to warm it with festive cheer
song of life sounds dearer,
lilting with a new
dawn to dispel
© Balroop Singh
This week’s double Etheree is inspired from Colleen Chesebro’s Weekly Poetry Challenge #poet’s choice (with a twist.) Thank you for the inspiration to try new forms, Colleen.
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38 thoughts on “Holiday Blessings #Etheree”
Festive and joyous, Balroop! I love the focus on togetherness and family.
Celebrations are all about togetherness Mae. Thank you for sharing your lovely thoughts.
Thanks for bringing shine and spreading happiness!
Thank you arv, it’s my pleasure.
Perfect and profound poem for Holiday Blessings, Balroop.
Thank you Kamal. 🤗
This is beautiful, Balroop. Love the tree shape your Etheree made–brilliant! And the message of the poem itself is very dear.
Thank you Lisa, I am glad you liked it, this is not an easy form. At least for me! 😊
Lovely message and form, Balroop. Perfect for this holiday season.
Thank you Lauren, I have written Etheree for the first time and it took me longer than the free verse that flows naturally. 😊
Etheree is new to me, Balroop, so maybe I’ll try it sometime, and for this being your first time, you did a wonderful job. 🙂 Yes, free verse flows naturally. 🙂
Thanks 😊 I would look forward to that!
Beautiful poem, Balroop. I do love the tree upside down shape.
The message that the warmth and togetherness means more than gifts is true…..children might not agree.:)
altogether I also love Christmas and the song and cheer it brings. 🌲💕.
Thank you Miriam, you are right, only when we grow out of gifts, do we understand the value of togetherness and family love. 😊 The excitement of children adds a special charm to the festivities.
Balroop, this is wonderful. The Etheree and inverted Etheree made a Christmas tree shape, as well. These holidays are all about family and your poem expresses that so well. ❤
I am delighted to hear that Colleen. Whenever I try a new form, I wait eagerly for your feedback. When you say- passed, I feel encouraged to try more.
You’ve got the hang of the syllable counting now, Balroop. I love that syllable counter site. I use it all the time. Makes life so much easier. ❤️
This is so uplifting, Balroop ❤
Thank you ben.
I love this form of poetry, and how your poem created a visual of a Christmas tree. A joyful cheerful poem brings out the lightness and brightness of the season 🙂
Thank you Prag, I am glad the light is reaching out. 😊
Perfect for the holidays, Balroop! Beautifully done!
Thank you Jan.
This holiday certainly brings families together. Hey, that tree, magnificent. How huge and lovely. Thanks for sharing. I also appreciate the festive colors you used. Adore it. Thanks. Merry Christmas to you. xo
Thank you Selma, welcome to Emotional Shadows. Wishing you too a Merry Christmas. 😊
This is a delightful holiday poem, Balroop.
Thank you Robbie 😊
A lovely etheree, Balroop, and beautiful celebration of family blessings in your words. Is that your tree? It’s gorgeous. Happy holidays, my friend. ❤
Thank you Diana, this is my grandchildren’s tree, lovingly decorated by them. Their excitement is contagious! Happy holidays to you and yours but I have one more post to share in response to photo prompt, picture chosen by me. 😊
It’s a beautiful tree. I’ll have one more post too, Balroop, and then signing off until the new year. ❤ ❤
Beautiful, Balroop… 🎄 Blessings and love to you and yours at Christmas and every day, my friend! 💞
Thanks Bette. Ditto for you. 🤗💕
Such a pleasure to read, Balroop. 🙂
Thank you Mark.
Beautiful poem, Balroop! I love this form. It’s so true that it’s the laughter and the joy of being together that give meaning to the Holiday season. 🙂
Beautiful, Balroop. Family is the best gift the holidays bring ❤
Thank you Jacquie. Merry Christmas and happy holidays.
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