Friday 22 December 2017


He's practically a saviour
when you've run out of sprouts on Christmas Eve.
Standing there
in his vegetable-stained apron
that resembles a map of the world.
He has hand written tags with all the prices - only
now three times higher than the rest of the year.
And he never closes, except on the Big Day itself.

He's fourth of the Three Wise Kings today,
bearing gifts for the humble customer:
lucky dip for the children
and a scented candle for the festive table
that his wife made only yesterday.
Well you can't really blame him, can you,
if his Christmas spirit is really the proverbial carrot?
After all, the business rates have just hit the roof! ;)

Wishing You All the Very Best of Seasonal Greetings & a Magical and Happy New Year :))


  1. Replies
    1. Many thanks, Anthony...and here's hoping you're having a truly amazing Holiday too! ☺☺

  2. Happy Christmas Wishes,
    Happy New Year too.

    All the best Jan

    1. Thank you, Jan...and I hope you had an amazing Christmas too! ☺
      Also wishing you a very Happy New Year.

      A Hug.

  3. Lol, love your poem and love your new avatar photo, you look like a movie star!!!

    Hope you have a magical Christmas and the best year ever in 2018!!! Can you believe it's already 2018?? How time flies.

    Hugs Ygraine๐Ÿ˜‚๐ŸŽ€๐ŸŒผ๐Ÿธ

    1. So happy you like the poem and photo, Geraldine...and thank you so much!
      So you think I look like a film star? Lol
      Not sure what happened when I added this snap to my profile. It appears sort of "squashed" ๐Ÿค”

      Have a fabulous New Year, my dear friend!

      Much Love & Hugs xoxoxo

  4. Your magical poem made me smile near midnight after a hectic day. This sleepy old fellow is buoyed by your work as night deepens over a quiet world. Certainly there is magic in that and I am most appreciative.

    1. Oh Geo...your kind words have truly made my day...thank you so very much!

      I hope you are having a wonderful holiday. ☺☺

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    1. Oh thank you, much! ☺

      Wishing you an amazing holiday too...and a magical New Year.

  6. __ So well seen, "Y"... as each side balances the need.

    open market
    growers sell their time
    closed need

    Open, closed the need.

    __ Now, there are few open air markets here; back then... by their sacrifice of -priceless- holiday time... the vendors were there to support the needs of others, and that support was often worthy of its triple cost. Holiday Smiles! _m

    1. As always, you are so perceptive, Doug!
      Aah to have so quick a I wish!!

      Thank you so much for being such an inspiration to so many...☺☺

      A very Happy New Year!

  7. A happy holiday to you Ygraine my friend, and I wish you much happiness in the year of 2018!

    1. My heartfelt thanks Lon, my Friend!

      Here's wishing you a Magical New Year too...and I hope you're having a Wonderful Holiday! ☺☺

  8. A great poem my friend!
    I hope you've had excellent holidays and here's to an amazing 2018!!
    Big Hugs, Many Blessings and Lots Of Love!!!

  9. Oh thank you so much, Sweetie!
    Yes, thank you, we've had a quiet but really nice holiday.:)
    Now the New Year celebrations begin!;)
    May yours be truly AMAZING!!!

    Much Love & Hugs xoxoxo

  10. Amazing poetic description dear Ygraine !

    wishing you a happy healthy peaceful new year!

  11. Oh thank you so much, dearest Baili! :))

    Wishing you a wonderful New Year too!

  12. Wow, love this - very seasonal and appropo to the season.

  13. Thank you so much, happy you enjoyed! ☺☺☺


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