— Deborah LeFalle
Pink amaryllises, bay laurel swags
Red holly berries ‘gainst green prickly leaves
Lush winter roses and dainty spice bags
Grain in small bundles tied tight into sheaves
Crimson poinsettias, fresh ivy spreads
Cacti like orchids with butterfly blooms
Mistletoe sprigs to hang over our heads
Wreaths of pine branchlets accented with plumes.
Gather these florae, embellish the place
Dress up each room with magnificent flair
Deck walls with charm, adorn tables with grace
Drape beaded garlands on mantles with care
Add tapered candles and ribbon decor
Relish this beauty the yuletide brings fore.