Gift Rhymes

Written for:  dVerse Poets Pub – Meeting The Bar:  gift rhymes  (posted by Bjorn)
“As this is the last prompt before we go on break, I thought that we would do something for the season and I wanted to share a tradition from Sweden and that is to put a little rhyme on your gifts.

In Sweden we open the gifts on Christmas eve, and we sit together opening the gifts taking our time, letting everyone enjoy the joy and surprise from both giver and receiver.  To make it even more fun we often add a simply rhymed verse on the gift that hint at the content (it can really be like a riddle).

Today I want you to write one (or many) rhymes for a gift (real or imagined) to someone close or to a famous (or imagined) person.”

This is sticky
and quite wide
Don’t try to be tricky
It keeps your words inside.

Here is something brand new
with which you’ll love to play
It is soft, cuddly–try not to chew
the whole thing apart in one day.


About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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2 Responses to Gift Rhymes

  1. Grace says:

    We open our gifts too in christmas eve. I want to say a foot long chewy gum. Thanks for being part of our dverse journey this year. Wishing you happy new year!!!


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