Sugar Plum Moon, a poem by Christina Ciufo at

Sugar Plum Moon

Sugar Plum Moon

written by: Christina Ciufo



White clouds
flow and intertwine
into the scarlet-rosy sky,
forming candy canes.

Aroma of cinnamon bark,
hot chocolate, sweet apple pie,
settled gingerbread, peppermint,
and charred firewood, permeates
through winter’s gelid, pale-sapphire hair,
around the pine tree’s green bristles,
down the scarlet-ebony chimney,
and swallowed by the fire’s gold-auburn mouth.
The flames’ complexion changes –
becoming mauve-rosy.

Snowflakes plummet and twirl
into the forest –
transforming into snow ballerinas.

Snow ballerinas, callow, graceful,
and delicate, form a circle
in the center of the forest,
performing Winter’s alluring, thaumaturgy dance.

Violins’ strings strum
their settled, high notes
in harmony with the cellos’
low, solemn strings
while the piano plays
its sweet, Christmas lullaby.

The moon appears –
its mauve-rosy light irradiates
its translucent, wintry ensorcellment.

I want to dance under the Sugar Plum Moon
I want to dance under the Sugar Plum Moon
I want to dance under the Sugar Plum Moon

Christina Ciufo

Christina Ciufo

Christina Ciufo is a passionate writer in poetry, short stories, flash fictions, fables, and completing her first novel. At a very young age, she always had a passion for writing stories and poems, specifically in fairytales, folklore, supernatural, and horror. After graduating Sacred Heart University with a BA in English, she continued to expand her writing abilities at Manhattanville College’s MFA Creative Writing Program and by May 2017, graduated with an MFA degree in Creative Writing. She completed Sacred Heart University's Education Program in December 2018 with a MAT in Teaching in both elementary and secondary. She has numerously appeared in literary magazines including Spillwords, Ovunque Siamo, Nymphs, Truly Review, Mookychick, Moonchild Magazine, Crêpe & Penn, Cauldron Anthology, dream walking, Selcouth Station Magazine,The Wild Literary Magazine, Speculate This Magazine, Poetically Magazine, Analogies & Allegories Literary Magazine, The Clay Literary Magazine, Re-Side, Dwelling Literary Magazine, and Coven Magazine.
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