Monday, December 23, 2013

A Pause in Advent #4: May Nothing You Dismay

Year One

I was still standing
on a northern corner.

Moonlit winter clouds the color of the desperation of wolves.

of Your existence? There is nothing

 --Franz Wright
 Walking  to Martha's Vineyard

I keep trying to write something that will capture what I want to say better than this poem does, but I can't.

Emmanuel: God with us.

That is the most exciting thing I have ever heard.


Tracy said...

That is an incredibly exciting and comforting statement, isn't it?

Have a blessed Christmas with your beautiful family, Frances.

Anonymous said...

Amen to that! Have a wonderful Christmas and every blessing in 2014 xxx

wayside wanderer said...

Merry Christmas. Frances, and best wishes for a very happy New Year!

Gumbo Lily said...

Very comforting words. God's peace and JOY!