Solstice tree, Yule log

Solstice treeNorthern Christmas celebrations include trees in various different ways, and I’ve recently riffed on two of them in photo essays at my blog: “O Solstice Tree” and “Yule Log.”

Obviously these are far from the last words on the subject, so don’t be shy about submitting your own holiday tree posts. (What about the holly and the ivy, for example? Which trees are best for wreaths? And what’s the deal with mistletoe? Is there something about its parasitic nature which makes it an ideal icon for lovers?)

About Dave Bonta

I'm the author of several books of poetry, including Ice Mountain: An Elegy, Breakdown: Banjo Poems, and Odes to Tools, but my real work is at my long-running literary blog Via Negativa, where I'm currently creating erasure poems from every entry of the Diary of Samuel Pepys. I'm also the editor and publisher of Moving Poems, a blog showcasing the best poetry videos on the web.

Posted on December 15, 2011, in Christmas trees and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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