for unto us a child is born . . .

Sweet fawn, framed by forest clearing
breath vapor hangs in air,
eyes wide alert, stare through snow.

Crystal flakes cling to coat,
velvet brown ears quiver
hear soft cries and crooning sounds.

Hooves muted by drifted snow
young woman and man oblivious
as wet nose pushes stable door ajar.

Innocent deer stands quietly,
sees calves lying in tussled straw
lambs nearby, quietly sleep.

And there, wrapped in woolen shawl,
a small babe with contented smile
held close to mother’s breast.

A simple pastoral scene,
Love and Light born this morn.

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Photo credit: Benjamin Earwicker.  Title from Isaiah 9:6
Poetic license taken (creativity beyond the traditional story).

 

 

2 thoughts on “for unto us a child is born . . .

  1. kaykuala (@hankkaykuala) December 26, 2016 / 3:02 am

    And there, wrapped in woolen shawl,
    a small babe with contented smile
    held close to mother’s breast.

    Nature shows itself in propagating innocent creatures in their bid to survive. One is there to give a helping hand!

    Hank

    Liked by 1 person

    • lillian December 31, 2016 / 9:57 am

      Thank you for your thoughtful comment, Hank. Wishing you a healthy and happy new year!

      Like

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