Tinted photo from 19th century Christmas‘Making Spirits Bright’ by Frank De Canio The Society February 23, 2019 Beauty, Humor, Love Poems, Poetry 1 Comment “Jingle Bells, jingle all the way” I sang to her to break the spell of what appeared to be her fell demeanor. Neither would she bray ‘in a one horse open sleigh’ “Hey!” but droned as if to undersell the joyous sense that all was well. She seemed more suited for dismay than getting into Christmas cheer by dashing gaily through the snow. Whatever made her looks severe, the sole prognosis I would know for sure was that her mocking leer had made my frozen landscape glow. Frank De Canio was born and bred in New Jersey, and works in New York. Views expressed by individual poets and writers on this website and by commenters do not represent the views of the entire Society. The comments section on regular posts is meant to be a place for civil and fruitful discussion. Pseudonyms are discouraged. The individual poet or writer featured in a post has the ability to remove any or all comments by emailing submissions@ classicalpoets.org with the details and under the subject title “Remove Comment.” Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Related One Response Laura Vosika February 27, 2019 Delightful! Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.