O, my December!
how you arrive!
the cold nip in the air…
December! You waft in the feel of Xmas
our Lord Jesus descending from heavens to hug humans
poor humans, weather-beaten, distressed
looking up, pleading, in hope…
Yes, kindness falls…
with innocent radiance of the babe in a manger
Swaddled in the simple,
lying in straw strewn abode
smiling at the world…
Hah! December! Cool December!
bring us solace!
Dr. Molly Joseph retired as Head of the Dept. of English, St. Xaviers College, Kerala, India and now serves as Professor of Communicative English. She, a bilingual writer, has had her Doctorate in Post War American Poetry (of William Carlos Williams). She has published 9 books of Poems - Aching Melodies (Patridge, Penguin), Autumn Leaves, December Dews, Myna's Musings, It Rains,The Bird with Wings of Fire, Where Cicadas Sing in Mirth (all by Authors Press New Delhi), Firefly Flickers, Hidumbi - novel (by Xpress Publications, Kerala) and Pokkuveyil Vettangal (poems, Malayalam). Dr. Molly writes travelogues and short stories and has won several awards. The India Women Achiever's Award 2019, Wordsmith Award 2018 and Award on Experimental Poetry 2020. She represented India in South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Literary Festival 2019.