Papa’s Swedish Christmas Sleigh Rides

Swedish Torch Lit Sleigh: Copied photo from "Sverige i Bilder" Ivar Haeggström Tryckeri AB  Stockholm 1963



Glistening Christmas winter white,  Sparkling iced snow bright,

Shorten day's light,

Lengthen dark nights,

Torches led the way,  Bundled in our sleigh

Luminous star beams,

Over our path streams,

Crisp crunch, clip clop,  Horses hooves don't stop

Riding, gliding rungs go fast,

Papa's Swedish  sleigh rides past,

Horse drawn Christmas sleigh rides fun,  Cherished memories never done,

Magic stories envelope me,

Cuddled with papa, Happy we both be.

My Swedish Christmas Poem penned,  shares Papa Nils's boyhood memories enjoying a Swedish Christmas sleigh ride to Julotta. Julotta is Sweden's traditional  early morning Christmas service celebrated in the Church of Sweden ( Lutheran) the morning of 24 December.  🙂



Posted January 14, 2017 Carol Elizabeth Skog

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