‘Riversdale’ – National Trust Property, Goulburn NSW on their Open Day 5 November
Christmas time and holy bells chime
and even if family are away
enjoy the day!
in the bright sun of Christmas morn
Christ was born!
it’s not the time to be forlorn
so please join in and play your part
tolerate the family fart!
family time, enjoy the day! Christ was born!
A Christmas Ovillejo, a Spanish poetic form …
3 rhyming couplets, lines of eight syllables
second lines (lines 2,4,6) are short and only 3 or 4 syllables and are a reflection or comment on the first line of the couplet
then a quatrain ‘abba’
last line combines line 2, 4, and 6 as one line
Enjoyment may not be easy for those that find Christmas a very difficult time of the year for whatever reason.