Sunday, December 24, 2017

Christmas Eve - Fire and Dove

Upon the straw and the dirt
from which we came
and which we will end
amidst blood and travail 
a cleansing birth

No hero, no knight, but a baby
born not of gods, but of a virgin
the great receipt of grace
born to her, without question 

Above them a star
a crowned knot of fire
brighter than a flame of branch
men bringing their gifts
restored by the sight
despite their sins, he smiles

Only a baby, but so aware
of the soul's fragility
of all that they've done and been
the bitter tastelessness
of the night's fruit
the worth of the soul's prayer

Upon the straw and the dirt,
from which we came
and which we will end
a dove bears witness
to bent, humble knee.

On the ground of their beseeching 
a baby bears witness
to a hearts revealing
as the fire and dove are one

 - LB Johnson

7 comments:

  1. That was just so beautiful. The true reason for all our joy this night and tomorrow.

    Merry Christmas to you and your family.

    Woos - Lightning, MIsty, and Timber, and Mom too

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  2. Hari OM
    Blessed day to you all! Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

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  3. Beautiful!

    Merry Christmas!

    Monty, Harlow, and Ramble

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