San Ramon Tree Lighting
One of my first duties as Poet Laureate was to present a poem at the annual tree lighting, a night of caroling, light and laughter. Here’s the poem.
Winter, dark winter, comes again to us all
To remind us of what is about to unfold,
This magic connection we share round the tree
Brings us close as we wait for a sign
Our celebration that’s now about to begin
Sets the stage for this season of light
We wait here in joy and in wonder
Celebrate life with family and friends
And all that we have in abundance
We stand here together filled with the hope of those things
Still unknown, still unseen, yet inspired
The promise of wishes granted
We embrace this festive festival
So peace and love might light this special night.