John Agard 

Green Magi

Peace is the season’s anthem
And goodwill the battle cry.

And on this holy of holly nights
pine needles on fire pierce the frost

the heavens give their best high fives
and snowmen packed tightly warm
follow the stars of children’s hands

for snowmen are made out of love
and mean human kind no harm.

Inspired by poems of London primary schoolchildren. Commissioned by the Poetry Society.


Trafalgar Square Christmas tree main page

The 2010 Christmas tree 
Credit: Hayley Madden for the Poetry Society