Christmas Poetry: “Christmas Imagined” by Gary R. Hess

“Christmas Imagined” is a poem by Gary R. Hess that was written to signify what the author truly wants for Christmas. It’s difficult, however, when the author lives in a different country, especially when there’s not even snow! But what can a man do except imagine what it would be like–like what it was before. Nonetheless, the time of youthful American Christmas spirit has passed and now he must look to the future for what he hopes will come again.

This poem is to show hope, splendor, and even amiss in our imagination throughout these glorious holidays.


Grasses frosted,
branches iced,
with snowflakes flowing down.

Children singing,
music playing,
with toys along the ground.

Blinking lights,
white and clear,
with tassels scattered ’round.

Angel topped evergreen,
tall as thee need be,
oh what worth
is this to see
and be with you
this Christmas Eve.

Gary R. Hess

Gary was born and raised on a small farm in rural Kansas. Today, he is teaching various nationalities English in Southeast Asia. Get his newest poetry eBook here.

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