Tag: poetry

One Day More…and a new year begins


The Passing of the Year by Robert W. Service My glass is filled, my pipe is lit, My den is all a cosy glow; And snug before the fire I sit, And wait to feel the old year go. I dedicate to solemn thought…

A War on Christmas?


This day, In sadness borne, We must confess: The Spirit of the Age Has crushed The infant in the cradle. And yet: O glorious yet, One day, in gladness shown, We must profess: The infant from the manger Has crushed The Spirit of the…

Christmas Morning [meditating on the Incarnation]


These few lines from an Augustine sermon may not have a title; nevertheless, may they serve you as well as they did me early this morning. Merry Christmas! *** Man’s maker was made man, that He, Ruler of the stars, might nurse at His…

The Oxen [poem by T. Hardy]


The Oxen by Thomas Hardy Christmas Eve, and twelve of the clock. “Now they are all on their knees,” An elder said as we sat in a flock By the embers in hearthside ease. We pictured the meek mild creatures where They dwelt in…

Poetry Tuesday: The Solipsist


A few days ago, this update appeared in my facebook news feed: The Solipsist by Jollimore Don’t be misled: that sea-song you hear when the shell’s at your ear? It’s all in your head. That primordial tide— the slurp and salt-slosh of the brain’s…

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