Nowell, the Angel Did Say

Bells and ribbons,
festive scents,

gold ornaments,

ten merry songs,
with more presents,

and everywhere
best elegance.

But Christmas spirit?
Not so well,

though none were wise
enough to tell

that, in this room
adorned, how odd:

to find no sign
of Son of God.

Nowell, the Angel Did Say © Copyright 2021, Robert J. Tiess.

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Photo prompt (in a decorated room, well-dressed people around a Christmas tree with blurred spectral figure appearing at top of tree) - link:

Title inspired by the traditional song "The First Noel" (also spelled as "The First Nowell") from the 1800s:
Submitted: September 24, 2019