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I am a forest at

My latest at Poetry

I am a forest, and a night of dark trees: but he who is not afraid of my darkness, will find banks full of roses under my cypresses.
Friederich Nietzsche

I am a cloud, and a siege of tornadoes: but he who is not afraid of my swirl, will find banks of rainbows beneath my grey.
I am a gale, and the yearn to push boats ahaven: but he who is not afraid of my blow, will fly with the skylarks.
I am a sea, and a green of waves: but he who is not afraid of my abyss, will swim away with the mermaids.
I am the night, and the thrill of dark dreams: but he who is not afraid of my nightmares, will fall sleep with the daffodils.

© Iulia Halatz

I wonder…

“I wonder if the snow loves the trees and fields, that it kisses them so gently? And then it covers them up snug, you know, with a white quilt; and perhaps it says, “Go to sleep, darlings, till the summer comes again.”
Lewis Carroll

JRR Tolkien – Father Christmas,1934

An inventory of light

My humble words about celebrating Christmas in Romania have been included in the Spillwords December Newsletter:

“Christmas in Romania means drummers dressed up in bearskins to spook evil spirits and joyous children in colorful apparel chanting at doorways: ‘Do you welcome the Christmas Eve’s carolers?'”
Iulia Halatz

“Christmas in New York is an experience of the heart; the grand tree at Rockefeller Center, the Christmas Spectacular and dancing Rockettes at Radio City Music Hall, exquisite Department Store window displays, Santas and roasting chestnuts on every corner.”
Phyllis P. Colucci

“Christmas is the spirit of sharing selflessly under all circumstances….”
Hema Ravi

“‘Christmas is our childhood reawakening, evoking memories of participating in spiritual awakening at Christmas.12 reasons of the season to think of those without and of family members no longer here.”
Robin McNamara

“For me, Christmas means people getting together to celebrate the birth of Jesus. I love joining in the community carol-singing at a local housing estate. Magical if it is snowing.”
Denise D’Souza

“Christmas in Australia is a multicultural feast of food and summertime love.”
Fotoula Reynolds

“Christmas is the most joyous day of the year. As we celebrate Christ’s birth and reflect on our blessings, it is time to look forward to the New Year. Christmas is a time to rejoice with our families and loved ones.”
Mary Bone

“Christmas is not just a Christian holiday. It is a celebration of another year in the enigmatic journey of life. In my part of the world (Los Angeles), it is like the opening number of La La Land.”
Alex Andy Phuong

“Imagine sitting in the cool of the evening, sipping chilled Marlborough Sauvignon as the sun sinks into the horizon hazed by the embers of a mellow summer’s day, wind-kissed manuka blooms blushed by sundown.”
Elizabeth Barton

“Christmas means a lot of different things to a lot of different people. But to me, it always conjures these words to my mind: fellowship, community, love, friendship, family, companionship.”
Linda Crate

Art by Carl Ivar Gilbert.