Christmas, 2008

Christmas 2008


Unfold the seasonal petals
of your snow-dusted bursting bloom!

Reveal to the clamoring
hungering world
my warmly fleshly
glory-bright birth!

Then ah—listen!
Soon follows
the clear benediction
of a cold bell chiming.

Hodie! Venite adoremus,
Christus natus est!

(with thanks to Gwendolyn Brooks who wrote, “Conduct your blooming in the noise and whip of the whirlwind.”)


2 Comments Add yours

  1. George says:

    Hello. Your poem reminded me what I was saying to the plants as I bedded down the garden before snow and cold engulfed my place of tranquility. Very nice blog and I like your writings.


  2. MperiodPress says:

    Thanks for stopping by, George. May your new year be a good one. Peace.


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