An Invitation

Hot drink cocktail for New Year, Christmas, winter or autumn holidays. Toddy. Mulled pear cider or spiced tea or grog with lemon, pear, cinnamon, anise, cardamom, rosemary.

The years have done their thieving,
No time can be retrieved.
That Goldengrove’s unleaving
Cannot be disbelieved.

But we’ve not done with wassails–
Just mix the toddies right,
And we’ll enjoy, though fossils,
One other gaudy night.


Gail White is a contributing editor of Light Poetry Magazine and is widely published in formalist poetry journals.  Her book Asperity Street and chapbook Catechism can be found on Amazon.  Her home is  in Breaux Bridge, LA, where the cats are.