Wednesday, December 10, 2014


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They lowered their knees
To laud the lord
These kings
Such wise men
The magi three

Baby Jesus smiled
His mother blushed
Hushed there in a manger
He knew
The start of a new day had dawned

Animals friend his lot
dared to be silent
Observing the dear sweet child
Laid in the hay

Joseph a father
what could be farther from the thoughts
Of a simple carpenter
Than to be this man chosen by God
--gillena cox

written for the challenge at Imaginary Garden With Real Toads - today, we're playing with homophones; a word that is pronounced the same as another word but differs in meaning, and may differ in spelling. The words may be spelled the same, such as rose (flower) and rose (past tense of "rise"), or differently, such as carat, caret, and carrot, or to, two, and too.

Imaginary Garden With Real Toads

read also 'We Lowed'
I knew not, where from they came
but from the mouths of all
The story was the same
Nazareth in Gallilee,
To Bethlehem, this town in Judaea;
They traveled...
read the rest here


  1. Gracefully gathered story and challenge...your pairs blended nicely. :)

  2. Happy you dropped in Zen

    Much love...

  3. I so enjoy retellings of this night - I never grow tired of the awe of it. I find your first stanza particularly wonderful.

  4. always such an amazing part of history

  5. Happy you dropped in Rosebud

    much love...

  6. A wonderful way of retelling that story... can be done in so many ways.

  7. Thank you for your appreciation Bjorn

    much love...

  8. I also read "We Lowed" and you have written two beautiful poems here, Gillena. I can't pick out a favourite line or verse: they're all lovely.