Potery Friday: Candy Cane

I found a wonderful poem for the season by Valerie Worth in Christmas Poems selected by Myra Cohn Livingston. I love Worth’s poems as she always selects common everyday things to write about.

Candy Cane

Hot wintry
mint, striped
round with
fire and snow.

Sweet icicle
that melts
and burns
and chills,

And fills
the mouth with
fumes of frost
and flame,

Crackling cold
on the tongue
like the word
Christmas.

Poetry Friday is at Jama’s Alphabet Soup.

Happy Reading.

MsMac

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10 thoughts on “Potery Friday: Candy Cane

  1. Cool. I love the idea of writing about seemingly uninspiring objects. She did a bang up job. I like the poem far more than I like candy canes themselves!

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