Earth’s Carol (After Luci Shaw’s “Some Christmas Stars”)

One final poem for Advent, this one inspired by Luci Shaw’s “Some Christmas Stars“. Merry Christmas everyone. May it be a blessed time remembering the wonder of God made flesh.

Earth's Carol

The stars make songs in silent sway,
The roosters wait for newborn day,
And I in brokenness make way

To sing the songs of broken bones
Kneeling at the newborn's throne,
The Godhead's second part, alone.

The angels cannot sing enough
To praise His name. King Herod's bluff
Fools no-one fast. Earth's dusty stuff

Becomes His throne. Thorns, soon His crown,
Entangle round His bed. The sound
Of broken praise echoes around.

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