This night of lights

Slowly sipping syllables,
we’re sewing sentences to verse,
while watching as the snowflakes
gently settles into silence.

Meanwhile walking…
Starstruck magis seeking
stables and the manger
where a newborn baby waits
for myrrh and frankincense.

Still is this, the darkest night,
when wonders keep
the shepherds wide awake.
Still is this, this night of lights.

Christmas Night by Paul Gaugin

Linking to Gillena at toads writing poetry on slowly, and to hedge as a 55. I will continue to take it slowly during the next week.

27 responses to “This night of lights

  1. A very entrancing cadence, with all the true feelings of those long December nights that make us long for a night of lights–thanks for playing Bjorn, and may the lights shine brightly on you and yours this Yule.

  2. Reading this poem gives me joy twice: First, for your skill in evoking images and emotions. And second, for the way your words instill the same peace they describe. Beautiful, Björn. Merry Christmas to you and yours!

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