Christmas 2014

as close as we get to snow

 

To those who celebrate – Merry Christmas for tomorrow. Here’s hoping it’s a peaceful one, an easeful one, peeking at the edges with tinsel and maybe, if you are one of the lucky ones, a sweep of thick snow. I’ll leave you with this poem I found that I think fits the harshness of the year in its gentle hands:

 

Christmas Night

 
Let midnight gather up the wind
and the cry of tires on bitter snow.
Let midnight call the cold dogs home,
sleet in their fur—last one can blow

 

the streetlights out. If children sleep
after the day’s unfoldings, the wheel
of gifts and griefs, may their breathing
ease the strange hollowness we feel.

 

Let midnight draw whoever’s left
to the grate where a burnt-out log unrolls
low mutterings of smoke until
a small fire wakes in its crib of coals.

 

– Conrad Hilberry

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