Monday, December 22, 2008

Christmas, 2008


Christmas 2008

Hodie!

Unfold the seasonal petals
of your snow-dusted bursting bloom!

Reveal to the clamoring
hungering world
my warmly fleshly
glory-bright birth!

Then ah—listen!
Soon follows
the clear benediction
of a cold bell chiming.

Hodie! Venite adoremus,
Christus natus est!

©MperiodPress
(with thanks to Gwendolyn Brooks who wrote, "Conduct your blooming in the noise and whip of the whirlwind.")

image- http://k43.pbase.com/o6/58/560858/1/72669842.vaWGJMmn.SnowCoveredRedRoseIMG_2776.jpg

2 comments:

George said...

Hello. Your poem reminded me what I was saying to the plants as I bedded down the garden before snow and cold engulfed my place of tranquility. Very nice blog and I like your writings.

MperiodPress said...

Thanks for stopping by, George. May your new year be a good one. Peace.