Wednesday, December 25, 2013

The Fire and the Dove - a Christmas Poem

Upon the straw and the dirt
from which we came
and which we will end
amidst blood and travail 
a cleansing birth
no hero, no knight, but a baby
born not of gods, but man
the great receipt of grace
born to them, without question 

Above them a star
a crowned knot of fire
brighter than flame of branch
men bringing their gifts
restored by the sight
despite their sins, he smiles

Only a baby, but so aware
of the souls fragility
of all that they've done and been
the bitter tastelessness
of the night's fruit
the worth of the soul's prayer

Upon the straw and the dirt,
from which we came
and which we will end
a dove bears witness
to bended, humble knee.
on the ground of their beseeching 
a baby bears witness
to a hearts revealing
as the fire and dove are one
 - Brigid


  1. That was beautiful!

    May we always keep Christ in Christmas.

    Merry Christmas to all.


  2. Merry Christmas Brigid and EJ.

    Hope you guys got some down-time together.

  3. Merry Christmas to you and your family. I enjoy reading your posts very much, they always brighten my day!

  4. Merry Christmas to you and your family. I enjoy reading your posts very much, they always brighten my day!

  5. Beautiful, and definitely in the spirit! Merry Christmas !!!

  6. Very Beautiful Brigid, may this day bring you peace and joy and that you and Partner spend the day together doing the things you love.

  7. Merry Christmas to all at the Range.

  8. Merry Christmas!

    "May your days be merry and bright"

  9. Absolutely beautiful, Brigid.

    Merry Christmas to you, and yours.

  10. Merry Christmas Brigid and Spouse! Beautiful poem!

  11. Brigid, Merry Christmas, God bless friend.

  12. Merry Christmas to you newlyweds - and what a wonderful poem!

  13. Beautiful! Merry Christmas to you and yours! :) Hugs, Lois

  14. Merry Christmas to you and yours.

  15. A very Merry Christmas to you.

  16. Toasty fire and heart warming poem, hope your day is filled with love and fun shooty things :)

    Merry Christmas !

  17. Merry Christmas, Brigid; to you, yours, and all the Home Rangers.

  18. Merry Christmas to you Brigid, I hope you've had a great one.

  19. I hope you're having a wonderful and peaceful Christmas, Brigid.

  20. All the very best for a Merry Christmas for you and yours...

  21. Thank You SO much for that poem. It will help me though the short days and long nights of Winter.


    RL Grossman

  22. Beautiful, Brigid. That closing image is exquisite. Sorry I'm late. Computer problems. But I see you had a fine Christmas, and that's what matters.


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