We have an Advent Calendar and we open a door each day together. I decided to take this concept into a poem. Advent Calendars have a varying number of days but I have decided to do twenty-five.
For this, I have created a structure of an opening couplet, five cinquains to open the doors and a closing couplet.
Also for the door numbers I want to use the words for Polly Jean Harvey's "Orlam" as far as I can and the rest as Gaelic numbers, the review of how it continues to inspire is after the poem. Note "Fiche" is pronounced as two syllables (fih-ha) . I may get some of the Gaelic syllables wrong but it should work overall.
I hope you like this.
The music I have chosen is The Housemartin's beautiful "Caravan Of Love" because Caravan sounds a bit like a calendar.
Our Calendar Of Love
Today We Open Our First Door Of Love
Together We'll Explore Our Treasure Trove
Oone Is Your Smile That I See Every Day
A Dó Is Your Sweet Heart That You Share With Me
Dree Is The Time That We Give And Enjoy
Vower Is Your Laughter That I Always Love To Hear
Vive Is Your Touch That Makes Me So Happy
A Sé Is The Thought Of You Each Morning
A Seacht Is To Always Hold You Closely
Aight Is The Softness Of Your Lovely Skin
A Naoi Is How Much Care You Give For Free
A Deich Is Your Heart That Is So Charming
Elebm Is Your Creative Talent
A Dó Dhéag Is Your Love Of All Nature
A Trí Déag Is Your True Intelligence
A Ceathair Is How You Care For Creatures
A Cúig Céag Is How We Share Our Heaven
A Sé Déag Is Our Door To Our True Love
A Seacht Déag Is The Happiness You Bring
A Hocht Déag Is Our Bright Blue Sky Above
A Naoi Déag Is Your Rose Gold Star Shining
Fiche Is The Door To The Way For Us
Fiche Oone Is Your Door Into My Art
Fiche A Dó Is My Door To Yours Too
Fiche Dree Is To Say We'll Never Part
Fiche Vower Is To Say "I Love You"
Fiche Vive Is When I Give You My Heart
Every Day So Very Special To Us
I'm Yours Forever My Beautiful Love