Sunday, December 15, 2013

Sunday Morning Poetry


Noel
When snow is shaken
From the balsam trees
And they're cut down 
And brought into our houses 

When clustered sparks 
Of many-colored fire
Appear at night 
In ordinary windows 

We hear and sing
The customary carols 

They bring us ragged miracles
And hay and candles 
And flowering weeds of poetry
That are loved all the more
Because they are so common 

But there are carols
That carry phrases 
Of the haunting music
Of the other world 
A music wild and dangerous
As a prophet's message 

Or the fresh truth of children
Who though they come to us
From our own bodies 
Are altogether new
With their small limbs
And birdlike voices 

They look at us
With their clear eyes 
And ask the piercing questions 
God alone can answer.
 ~ Anne Porter

6 comments:

Jeanne said...

Beautiful poem and photograph
Have a soulful Sunday

Much love

Jeanne

Roban said...

Beautiful. The poem's tone is so peaceful...

Marilyn said...

You always find the most special poems! That photo is gorgeous! Now tell me how did you get the lights to dance for you so beautifully?

GraceGal said...

This is beautiful

Jennifer Richardson said...

oh joy....how beautiful is this:)
merry Christmas hugs and thanks,
Jennifer

Jeanie said...

A perfect poem for the season. I have a cousin "Anne Porter." Not the same...

This will be one I keep!

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