An angel from the sixties. My mom used to have her on our tree when I was a child. She gave her to me, and then my boys took turns throughout the years placing her on top of our tree. This year the honor reverted back to me! She’s a kitschy little gal–gotta love her choker and pipe cleaner arms, the gossamer cape and glitter evening gown.
Christmas Tree Angel
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Christine Swint’s poems have appeared in Calyx, Birmingham Poetry Review, Slant, a Journal of Poetry, Tampa Review, Heron Tree, Ekphrasis, and others. Her poems have been nominated for the Pushcart Prize, Best of the Net, and Best New Poets, and she has won first place prizes from the Georgia Poetry Society and Agnes Scott College. Her first collection, Swimming This, was published in 2015 by FutureCycle Press. She teaches first-year composition at a metro-Atlanta university and writes about poetry, art, hiking, and yoga at Balanced on the Edge, https://balancedonedge.blog Twitter @christine_swint View all posts by Christine
7 thoughts on “Christmas Tree Angel”
Christine, this is sooo lovely!
Now, if only I could find our old star(in the 1960’s…) we usedta put at the top of the tree.It was bright blue, with a tiny bulb in the center, which shone like silver!
Lisa, I wish you could find it too. Maybe you could make one that’s similar….
it’s always the older ornaments that holds our hearts to a given memory, isn’t it? this is such a pretty tree topper. hope all is well. have a great night.
Happy Holidays and much love. xoxo
That is the most awesome tree angel I’ve ever seen! I love the pipe cleaner arms…and that gown is beautiful.
Thanks, Julie. She’s been around a long time, but she manages to stay in style. 🙂
I looked at this over the holidays and didn’t comment. Thought I did. I love her…Mom has one about as old I’d like to have one day. 🙂
PS I’d like to extend an invitation to you to come up for an open poetry reading at the Globe, one of my fav “bars” in Athens. It’s the first Wednesday of every month. Lemme know if that’s a good night for you ever. Maybe you can bring a grad school friend or something too! H