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Christmas Wordplay

by Max Bouillet

A bright Christmas Day,

everyone's fed gingerbread houses

in jolly kinship.

Laughing merry noels offer praise!

Quietly, reindeers soar to unknown

valleys writing XOXOs (yuletide zealots

among beautiful clouds.)

Dutiful elves freely give hopeful

innocent joy knowing laughter mends

nicely.  Often prayers quit requesting &

start thanking!  (Uplifted voices

with Xmas yearly zeal.)

12/07/2003

Author's Note: Holiday wordplay!

Posted on 12/07/2003
Copyright © 2020 Max Bouillet

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Michele Schottelkorb on 12/07/03 at 07:58 AM

a double abecedarian with a special message within your text... you're brilliant man!... great message, excellent delivery... blessings :)

Posted by Ashok Sharda on 12/09/03 at 05:01 PM

You summed it up in your note-'Holiday wordplay'. But I think it goes beyond mere wordplay. I think you did start playing with the words. But in the end words did play with you and despite the boundaries of the form, the orderly assembled words derived a meaning. Meaningful wordplay is what it is and your modesty stops you from saying this. But its me who is saying this. haha

Posted by Mara Meade on 12/09/03 at 07:45 PM

How do you do it? Max, you da man. This is not only clever but has such a good mesage.

Posted by Brian Francis on 12/10/03 at 04:50 PM

Great work Max - as always. Keep it up. --bf

Posted by Kristine Briese on 12/10/03 at 09:33 PM

Abecedarian and beyond! This is perfect in its structure and its meaning. Excellent work.

Posted by David R Spellman on 12/10/03 at 11:19 PM

Great abecedarians that make alot of sense. Quite clever with the highlited message too. Well done!

Posted by Anne Engelen on 12/11/03 at 04:45 PM

Yep...just admit it you're quite a player ;) (thinking "words" of course)

Posted by Charles E Minshall on 12/16/03 at 07:20 PM

Fun Max! I will have to read messages hidden in other poems. ~(8^D)=(....Charlie

Posted by Rachelle Howe on 12/27/03 at 06:35 AM

*impish jawdrop.* nice. O.O i stared at the fuzzy letters pooling for about thirty seconds and then got it. like, lightbulb. i'm so (un) smart. squee.

Posted by Rachelle Howe on 12/27/03 at 06:37 AM

aaaannndd i'm a big loser because i pushed the button too sonon. okay. re-reading. i'm so jealous. like. green like whoa. i could never pull this off. maybe my brain just doesn't bend that way or something...

Posted by Rachelle Howe on 12/27/03 at 06:38 AM

too sononononon? weird. soon. *GRIN* i've read this a whopping 8th time, and yeah, you're a genius. you suck.

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