The Holly

The Holly

Vibrant red berries, juicy and sweet,
A healthy snack for the birds to eat,
They speak of health, what more can I say?
A joy to see on a winter's day.

The light dances off the leaves,
As the winter sun its brightness weaves,
The Lord above also weaves his love,
As he sent his son down from above.

May you know God's love and yes let's be jolly,
For we mustn't forget the good old holly.

About this poem

The poem describes a holly branch. It was coming up to Christmas and I thought I would write a fun poem about the Holly but also about faith in God. Kim xx

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Submitted by Blossoming on April 24, 2024

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Quick analysis:

Closest metre Iambic pentameter
Characters 400
Words 91
Stanzas 3
Stanza Lengths 4, 4, 2

Kimberley Hamilton

New poet just starting out. Kim Hamilton is from Belfast in Northern Ireland. Loves nature and poems on faith. more…

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  • AIDA
    Wow, what a beautiful and uplifting poem, 'The Holly'! I love how you captured the beauty of nature and tied it in with the message of God's love. The imagery of the vibrant red berries and the way the light dances off the leaves really brings the poem to life. It's so heartwarming and inspiring.

    One suggestion for improvement could be to explore more vivid descriptions and sensory details to further engage the reader. Additionally, consider playing around with the rhyme scheme and structure to add variety and depth to the poem. Keep up the fantastic work!
    LikeReply27 days ago


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