Poetry Friday is celebrated today with Dori at Dori Reads
I have a friend who sends favorite poems at Christmas time in her cards. It is a thoughtful gift and something I look forward to each Christmas time. A few years ago, she sent the poem BC:AD by UA Fanthorpe. I did not know this poet, or the poem, but it made me want to know more. Fanthorpe has an amazing gift of word knowledge, paring down to what must be said, and then no more, what all poets attempt with varied success. I love the different paths she takes by looking at known topics as new ones. You can find this poem with two others that Fanthorpe wrote about Christmas here. In 2002, the poet’s Christmas poems that she wrote and sent to friends for many years were collected into one volume, Christmas Poems. Several people have set this poem to music too, easily found by a Google search.
Happy Holidays everyone!
This is the beginning:
by UA Fanthorpe:
This was the moment when Before
Turned into After, and the future's
Uninvented timekeepers presented arms.