Thursday, 24 December 2009

Happy Christmas Everyone

The alchemy of myth-
the stars and angels, the earth's
return to light, green ivy,
the quickening sap in the tree's
deep heart, the cattle
kneeling in frosty fields,
the robin's song at midnight -
all refined to the bare particular
fact of a birth -
that night, that inn, that boy.

Peace and happiness to everyone who is celebrating the winter feasts.


Floss said...

Thank you, for your wishes and for your poem. Have a wonderful celebration yourself.

Nat Hall said...

Many thanks for your wishes, E :)
I trust you had a peaceful day.