Thursday, December 24, 2015

12 Days of Kindness: MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Hello and welcome to the Christmas 2015 Edition of POETRY FRIDAY ROUNDUP! Please add your link below.

Here at Live Your Poem, we've been celebrating the season with 12 Days of Kindness. Each day I've been posting a quote on kindness that speaks to me. The fun part has been pairing the quote with images! Instead of asking you to click and click and click, you will find all the images here (plus a couple of extras!). Enjoy!















... and here are some oldie-but-goodie Christmas poems I've written:






And now for Roundup! Please leave your links below. Merry Christmas!


24 comments:

  1. Thank you for hosting PF...for welcoming us into your family Christmas celebration. Thank you, too, for the gift of the 12 Days of Kindness compilation. (I was hoping for such a photo-review!) Thank you for the 12th day quote from Rabbi Kushner. His "When Bad Things Happen to Good People" was a great consolation following the death-by-truck of one of our neighborhood children. God bless you and thank you for all the ways you have brightened Christmas Eve and Christmas Day with your gracious kindness. Every blessing to you and your loved ones! p.s. I look forward to more music videos from your talented son!

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    1. Your words about Eric's work are so appreciated -- he IS a poet, and I will send you the lyrics. Thank you!! I read to him your comments, and he was thrilled. And yes, Kushner's book is really special. Blessings to you as well, and grace and light!

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  2. Thanks for everything you've shared this week, Irene. I like the J. M. Barrie quote the best, and I love the love poem! All the best for Christmas and the coming year!

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    1. All the best to you as well, Diane! So happy to know you! xo

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  3. Hi, Irene. Merry Christmas! I love Audrey Hepburn's quote. What a life of kindness she led.

    We're having a very canine Christmas. Sam and Rudy are asking for the upcoming MG novel, FENWAY AND HATTIE, narrated in the voice of a rambunctious Jack Russell terrier. I'm pairing the book with the poem "The Dog Speaks" by Michael Salcman. http://authoramok.blogspot.com/2015/12/lauras-bookshelf-fenway-and-hattie.html

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    1. Yes! I want to be more like Audrey. :) And a very canine Christmas works for me... with a couple of felines added in, of course! xo

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  4. Hi, Irene. Merry Christmas! I love Audrey Hepburn's quote. What a life of kindness she led.

    We're having a very canine Christmas. Sam and Rudy are asking for the upcoming MG novel, FENWAY AND HATTIE, narrated in the voice of a rambunctious Jack Russell terrier. I'm pairing the book with the poem "The Dog Speaks" by Michael Salcman. http://authoramok.blogspot.com/2015/12/lauras-bookshelf-fenway-and-hattie.html

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  5. Thanks for rounding us up with your list of kindnesses! Merry Christmas!

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  6. Irene, thanks for hosting on Christmas Day. I love the kindness quotes. The one by Mark Twain strikes especially close to home; in the past month, two people I know have been killed in horrible car accidents. This week I'm featuring PAPER HEARTS, a novel in verse about teenage girls who band together to save each others' lives during the Holocaust. http://carolwscorner.blogspot.com/2015/12/poetry-friday-paper-hearts.html

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    1. Carol, that Mark Twain one is a reminder I need daily. No sense putting things off. We are not guaranteed tomorrow. Now Now Now! xo

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  7. Thanks for the daily quotes. I've enjoyed every one, Irene. I won't be posting for tomorrow, too much going on with family. Merry Christmas to you and all the Poetry Friday poets. What a lovely year of poetry we've all enjoyed because of those who share.

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    1. Thank you, Linda, for your faithful visitation! You who are so very kind in all ways. Enjoy your family and this magical season of love. xo

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  8. Merry Christmas!
    Thank you for hosting today's Poetry Friday and for sharing kindness. It's a lovely way to reflect on the season.

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  9. Merry Merry Christmas, Irene. Thank you for your beautiful poem and for the kindnesses this season and all year long. You inspire. xo

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    1. Merry Merry to you as well, Amy! Henry's art is GORGEOUS! Thank you for sharing that -- and the star, which is every bit as wondrous as you said. You inspire me ALL THE TIME. xo

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  10. Merry Christmas, Irene! Thank you for hosting today and sharing these lovely reminders of kindness!

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  11. I love your kindness project. The image pairings are perfect. Thanks for hosting on this special day. Hope you are enjoying a very Merry Christmas.

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  13. Merry Christmas, Irene! Thank you for the start-the-day gift of all your kindness image quotes. Lovely way for me to feel the beautiful spirit of Christmas--and you--as I get started on holiday cooking, etc.

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  14. Thank you for both the kindness reminders and the Christmas poems, Irene! What a comforting way to start the day! Best holiday wishes to all!

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  15. Merry Christmas, Irene!! Thanks for hosting! I look forward to reading all the goodies over the weekend. xoxo

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  16. Irene, thank you for posting all of your kindness inspirational messages since I missed the 12 Days of Kindness that you hosted. I like Lupi's quote the best. Thanks for hosting Poetry Friday this Christmas Day. Your Christmas Eve poem spoken in your sweet voice is a delightful way to round off Christmas.

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  17. Merry Christmas, Dear Friend - and thank you for ALL your kindnesses. XO

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  18. I love all the poems in THE COLOR OF LOST ROOMS.
    "I can not fix this," as the narrator says in "Love Poem With Christmas Lights," is a truth I need to keep close by me.

    And your wispy, blinking tree! A true natural beauty accented perfectly with the cascade of paper chains.

    Merry Christmastime to kind you, dear Irene.
    You have made many hearts glow with this post.

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