|Federico Barocci, Nativity, 1597|
A Christmas Card - Written in 1947
by Thomas Merton
When the white stars talk together like sisters
And when the winter hills
Raise their grand semblance in the freezing night,
Somewhere one window
Bleeds like the brown eye of an open force.
White stars that stand above the eastern stable.
Look down and offer Him.
The dim adoring light of your belief.
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