Merry Christmas! A poem for the start of Christmastide:


This is the emptying.
The release of heaven.
The descent
into the warmth
of a young girl's womb.
Vitally yoked
to her heartbeat and life.
Sharing the scandal
and embarrassment of flesh.
A covenant of love
sealed in ligament and bone.
to God in the Highest.
here in straw and blood.

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9 thoughts on “Incarnation”

  1. Merry Christmas, Richard, and to everyone.  I just wish we could celebrate together - perhaps one day... 

  2. Great poem...and hope that Richard, you have a great Christmas, and that all the readers here do too...

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