Merry Christmas

Mary’s Song

Blue homespun and the bend of my breast keep warm this small hot star fallen to my arms.
(Rest…You who have had so far to come.)
Now nearness satisfies the body of God sweetly.
Quiet He lies whose vigor hurled a universe.
He sleeps whose eyelids have not closed before.
His breath (so slight it seems no breath at all) once ruffled the dark deeps to sprout a world.
Charmed by dove’s voices, the whisper of straw, He dreams, hearing no music from His other
spheres.
Breath, mouth, ears, eyes… He is curtailed who overflowed all skies, all years.
Older than eternity, now He is new.
Now native to earth as I am, nailed to my poor planet, caught that I might be free,
Blind in my womb to know my darkness ended,
Brought to this birth for me to be new-born,
And for Him to see me mended, I must see Him torn.

~Luci Shaw

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9 Responses to Merry Christmas

  1. bermudaonion (Kathy)
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    says:

    Merry Christmas!

  2. Melissa
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    says:

    Merry Christmas!!

    Melissa @ Melissa’s Eclectic Bookshelf

  3. Arti
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    says:

    Merry Christmas to you CarrieK! Wonderful that you post Luci Shaw’s poem. Just so apt to read her at Christmas time. Every year in December I’d choose something to read that can draw me close to the Reason behind the Season. And Luci Shaw was my last year’s choice. And this year, I read her close friend Madeleine L’Engle’s Walking on Water… just amazed at her insights. May you have peace and joy this Christmas Season all the way through to the New Year!

  4. Beth Hoffman says:

    Merry Christmas to you and yours, Carrie!

  5. Lovely poem! Merry Christmas!

  6. Alyce
    Twitter: athomewithbooks
    says:

    Merry Christmas!

  7. Robin McCormack
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    says:

    Merry Christmas to you and your family too!

  8. Anna says:

    Hope you had a wonderful Christmas!!

  9. Kailana says:

    I hope you had a very Merry Christmas, Carrie!