~ I journeyed through the dark streets through many days of advent ~ And arrived at a place of still greater darkness ~ And in the darkness There came a vision ~ It was not the brightness Of Christmas lights ~ Or the glory of angels But the communication of God ~ Pregnant with meaning … Continue reading Advent through the Darkness
So Much Is Beyond
(Always Beyond Defeat cycle #3) When kings Or mystics arrive You know It must be God They blamed the star So far From your everyday Motherly concerns Except that life Only ever Partly Belongs to us So much is beyond Mysterious. ~ ~ This is the next in a cycle of poems inspired by scenes … Continue reading So Much Is Beyond
Each Moment is the Smallest Light
. Each moment Is the smallest light . On The Christmas tree . Each event A tiny bright . Speck In eternity . And each call On your patience . May be A moment . Of Divinity. .
A Life Made Miraculous
. This carol we sang Tonight began . With a life Made miraculous . With a wisdom We heard . That was Just like . The very first Word. .
Contemplation Gives Birth to Charity
~ Contemplation gives birth To charity ~ So let us contemplate This holy mystery ~ Of a babe In a manger ~ Not just For the predictable human feelings ~ Of warmth And protectiveness ~ But also For the world vision ~ Of the man He will become ~ In divine Compassionate humanity. ~ 'Nativity', … Continue reading Contemplation Gives Birth to Charity
Two Christmas Poems
I. Inspiration If the word Is with God Then the breath Of the universe Is Inspiration. II.Before the Beginning Before the beginningDid the Spirit still dance? And was the breath of lifeThe Word Whose echoesStill sing ThroughoutAll creation?
One Who Rises
Like the sun There is one Who rises Shining For all To see.
The Poorest Season
The poorest And emptiest season Becomes the fullest And richest in grace. With thanks to @FintryTrust
Would gravity prevent a Christmas star from falling, Or wise men from arriving within the orbit of a birth Which would yield meaning for millions of years of the slow rotation of the earth?
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