Sunday, December 13, 2015

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STARRY STARRY NIGHT
on a cold wintry night
sparks of his historical birth

warmth of innocence that night
touched every grain of desert sand

a saviour there lay at night
happy the word for his coming

silencing the winds of the night
into the light of a thousand stars

yet brighter shone in the night
his manger star a guiding light
STARRY STARRY NIGHT© gillena cox 2015


Written for Kerry O'Connor's prompt
In A Grain of Sand ~ Micro Poetry

Imaginary Garden With Real Toads

The object of this challenge is to write a poem in no more than 10 lines... The subject matter is left wide open, but bear in mind the 'In a Grain of Sand' angle.

16 comments:

  1. I love the warmth touching every grain of desert sand.

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  2. I like your imagery of dark and light, warmth and cold. Merry Christmas to you, Gillena.

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  3. Into the light of a thousand stars... Beautiful poem.

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  4. I would like to feel that starry night... the sense of being below a canopy...

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    1. The few we see here are always pointing out to my grandbaby when she is over on a visit. I can only imagine the grandeur of that holy night.

      Much love...

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  5. The Reason for the season that we so manhandle. Lovely Gillena

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  6. It is great to see one celebrate the holy days in a meaningful way.

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    1. Thanks for dropping in Kerry

      Much love...

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  7. Agree with Kerry--your faith is lovely to see here. k.

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  8. The light of stars on sand...so brilliant indeed. Beautiful poem, Gillena. :)

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    1. Thanks for dropping in Hannah

      Much love...

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