Happy Christmas

Website of poet Elizabeth Rimmer

Happy Christmas

December 25, 2015 Poetry 0

winter river

Christmas
The alchemy of myth –
the stars and angels, the earth’s
return to light, green ivy,
the quickening sap in the tree’s
deep heart, the cattle
kneeling in frosty fields,
the robin’s song at midnight –
all refined to the bare particular
fact of a birth –
that night, that inn, that boy.

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