Mid December (New Poem by Polly Castor)

Mid December (New Poem by Polly Castor)

Mid December poem, by Polly Castor

Mid December


Sun setting so early,

meteor showers in the moonless night,

cars with trees tied on their tops,

butternut squash roasting in the oven,

parties to attend on the weekend,

cookies to make and presents to mail,

cards to create and address,

quiet evenings reading fireside,

walks in the crisp air, gloves on,

to-do lists bulging, checking things off,

twinkle lights in promenade

down the street,

bright holly berries

and strategic mistletoe,

harmonizing to nostalgic carols,

candles in our windows,

wondering about snow,

chocolate truffles galore,

getting ready,


patiently waiting,

for families to come together,

for the world to pivot back to the light,

for the hope of the world to be born.


by Polly Castor


I work to amplify good wherever I find it. I love color, texture, beauty, great ideas, nature, metaphor, deliciousness, genuine spirituality, and exploring new territory. I encourage authenticity, nurture creativity, champion sustainability, promote peace, and hope to foster a new renaissance where we all are free to be our most fulfilled, multifaceted, and terrific selves. Read more here.


  1. John+gregory 6 months ago


  2. Sherri 6 months ago

    Love the traditions your poem captures.

  3. Cheryl Patterson-Zaic 6 months ago

    You perfectly captured this time of year. Love the poem and the photos you chose to accompany it. You never cease to amaze me.

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