AT CHRISTMAS POET: DR. GITI TYAGI At Christmas the merriment spreads around The festivities, the joy when fills the air And spreads the message far and wide The message of love, cheer and bliss abound The message of the Lord, so Divine and pure This time of the year when the music fills The hearts with joy and the hopes that fly High up to the skies, higher they reach The faith in the goodness rekindles And the arms stretch out, welcoming all It’s more of a time we’d spend to cleanse Our souls and hearts and the inner selves Belief in the Lord and his love strengthens With the continual blessings showered upon And the unflinching faith in the chosen path Never shall we then be misled by the delirious desires Nor befogged by the hazy illusions Each step forward towards the Light Divine Eager to surrender with cheer, love abound The shining light enlightening the path That sparkles in the heart so pure, so serene Opening the inner depths of the soul Towards the illuminating source of peace and charm The mind opened, the vision broadened Welcomes the serene, tranquil, illumining Light A life full-lived, as a blossomed bloom With open arms embracing the ever-loving humankind Ignorance shed as the autumn leaves The enlightened mind and the soul when cheer Evanescing the distress, dispelling all fears Seeking the blessings and the Bliss Ultimate! POET: DR. GITI TYAGI MARCH 01, 2022 PATIALA, PUNJAB, INDIA BIONOTE OF DR. GITI TYAGI Dr. Giti Tyagi (b. 1976, Karnal, India) is an Editor, Creative Artist, International Author & Poetess, Book Reviewer & Translator from India. She has been honoured with a Doctorate Degree by an American University. She is Masters in English, Masters in Education, M. Phil and holds a UGC-NET certificate. She is a former Senior Lecturer from MM University, Ambala, India. She is an Educational Consultant at Karnal, India. She was honoured, in 2019, for her contributions in the literary world. She has won several Appreciation Awards for teaching. She is the author of - Priceless Pearls, Crossroads And Other Stories, The Ascent of A New Dawn. She is the Editor of ‘Beyond Corona: The Silver Lining’, The Commemorative Volume and several anthologies. She is the translator of ‘Amma Boli’. She has written Foreword for several books including ‘Our Upanishads’. Her poems, stories, articles and book reviews have been published in reputed national and international magazines, journals, ebooks and anthologies: Parousia Magazine, Litterateur Review, Reflectoem, Covid-19 : An Education in Literary Upifting Words, In Silence We Wait, Devour: Art And Lit Canada, Halant, Srinvantu, I Can’t Breathe : A Poetic Anthology of Social Justice, The Call Beyond, Journey to the Stars, P.S. It’s Poetry, Coming Out of Isolation, Spillwords, Kitaab, Muse India, Writersgram, Zorba Books, Voicesnet, Poetry Soup, Poem Hunter, Galaxy International, Criterion International and several others. Giti’s much appreciated poems, stories and translated works have been winning hearts of the readers of all age groups. She has won several poetry competitions and creative writing competitions and is an extremely popular story writer for children’s magazines.