One Starry Night–A Christmas Poem (part 3)

One Starry Night (part 3) A manger, they knew, would be found where the animals were fed, so they made their way behind the first inn and followed the sounds (and smells) of animals whose nightly slumber had been disturbed. Quietly, they approached a cave carved into a small hill where the soft, smoky glowContinue reading “One Starry Night–A Christmas Poem (part 3)”

One Starry Night–A Christmas Poem (part 1)

One Starry Night  (part 1) A long day finally over, the sheep now settled to sleep. The weary shepherds found places to rest–some to lay their heads; others to keep watch over their flocks (many of them destined to be a sacrifice for man’s sins), alert for any dangers that might be lurking or for anyContinue reading “One Starry Night–A Christmas Poem (part 1)”

A Blessing for the New Baby by Luci Shaw

Lightly as a falling star, immense, may you drop into the body of the pure young girl like a seed into its furrow, entering your narrow home under the shadow of Gabriel’s feathers. May your flesh shape itself within her, swelling her with shame and glory. May her belly grow round as a small planet,Continue reading “A Blessing for the New Baby by Luci Shaw”