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Janice Canerdy


Daylight time is short on these cold days--
Each, a harbinger of New Year's joys.
Calendar’s last page is on display.
Eager children dream of Christmas toys.
Mirth dispels ill will this time of year.
Blessings have been many. How they flow!
Evergreens grace homes where we spread cheer,
Reminisce, and watch the drifting snow.

© by Janice Canerdy.
Used here with the author's permission.

Janice Canerdy is a retired high-school English teacher from Potts Camp, Mississippi. A poet since childhood, her work has appeared in numerous anthologies, contest journals, and poetry magazines over the years. Janice is the author of two books: Expressions of Faith (Christian Faith Publishers, 2016, now out of print) and From Serious to Slapstick--Poems, Like Life (Doctors Dream Publishing, 2024). A former president of the Mississippi Poetry Society, she is honored to have been named their Poet of the Year.

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Delightful! I enjoy the short days and long nights this time of year as well!
Posted 12/25/2023 01:26 PM
Lori Levy:
Like the hope expressed in the line, Mirth dispels Ill will this time of year.
Posted 12/17/2023 03:32 PM
Well done. Not forced at all and flows naturally.
Posted 12/17/2023 09:47 AM
michael escoubas:
Delightful, Janice. Living in Central Illinois, we get the full range of seasons . . . each of which displays its own unique calendar page. Well done.
Posted 12/17/2023 09:06 AM
Very nice, well thought out, and nicely rhymed acrostic poem. Kudos. Randy Mazie
Posted 12/17/2023 08:03 AM

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