Friday, December 17, 2010
This is not an Advent but a Christmas poem, but it's too beautiful not to share and I shall probably be too busy to pop in next week, on Christmas Eve day, for Poetry Friday. So today I offer you A Christmas Card from Thomas Merton. I especially love the lines I included below, but the whole poem is at The Mary Page (see the link to the poem below.)
from A Christmas Card
by Thomas Merton
Shall not this Child
(When we shall hear the bells of His amazing voice)
Conquer the winter of our hateful century?
And when His Lady Mother leans upon the crib,
Lo, with what rapiers
Those two loves fence and flame their brillancy!
Here in this straw lie planned the fires
That will melt all our sufferings:
(Read the whole poem here.)
The Poetry Friday round up is at The Poem Farm.