24 December 2014

Xmas Cards


We don’t read the classical text in it though we’re 
aware why its there in the card - might go back to 
it if its a doozy; but really, the deal is who’s a kind 
enough being to send Xmas greetings snail-mail; 
usually they are too far away to have said gidday 
to in the normal run of things - or they’re nearest 
and dearest anyway, the iconic ‘familials’ who’ve 
always been generously part of a family scene 

So we quickly scan casual scrawl, a handwritten 
event now rare in this day and age, to see who’s 
penned this and to whom we’ll send our grateful 
response quickly, cards received post Xmas are 
ridiculously passé; - and then special memories 
crescendo in a tenderness of fine times shared 

In the elegance of sentiment it bares 

© 11 December 2014, I. D. Carswell