UK | Pappy Christmas

AVA 07 Pappy Christmas

Fly around the Magical Circle every day —
meet Saint Nicholas, Saint Nick, Kris Kringle,
Santy, Sinterklaas, Julenisse, Snegurochka.
Grandfather Frost lives in Iceland, Greenland,
or perhaps in the Lapland Province of Finland.

No, he lives in the North Pole in an old log cabin
with his wife – or, wait, does Papa Christmas
live at the White House? Even Santa has secrets.
Or, does Father Christmas live at your house?
Wherever he abides, this bearded man remains

A most unusual cultural male icon who laughs —
and carries no gun. This year, Mr. Claus – along
with Rudolf, eight tiny reindeer, and hundreds
of elves – have issued a plea for peace and safety
on all hiways, byways — and airways. Ho ho ho.

. . . . .

Poet: Susan Powers Bourne
Source: Google search results for
‘where does father Christmas live?’
Process: First line pick and mix