Thursday, December 25, 2008

BETWEEN THE DARKNESS AND THE LIGHT

"Christmas Time"
by Susan Dwyer
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Between Darkness and Light


It is within the darkness and the silence
That the magic of Christmas starts;
Somewhere between the glimmer of lights
And the first breathless moment
When children come
Stumbling like new-born angels
Into morning light.
Within the darkness and the silence
We sit, watching wonder
Evolve into form; where we
Enter the ringing silence
In which the first bells of Christmas
Sound the music of the soul;
With a single carol
To a half-forgotten tune.
It is here, between the darkness
And the light,
That we wait, uncertain,
Seeking the moment
That challenges us to believe
In a freshly minted miracle
Born every Christmas Day.
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By John Matthews

11 comments:

Pieceful Afternoon said...

Lovely!!

Leanne said...

its a fabulously evocative poem isnt it julie? I loved it when i first read it, and I know you did! it just sums it up so well. Hope you had a truly joyful day with your daughter home

Leanne x

IsabellasCloset said...

Julie, What a very lovely poem!
I hope you had a Merry Christmas.
Happy New Year 2009..
Hugs to you sweet friend! ~Mary~

Utah Grammie said...

You always have such wonderful images and words to share with us - Thank You! Have a wonderful week and a Happy New All Year!

Shopgirl said...

As always you share the spirit of Christmas....I to love the poem, and I am looking forward to us sharing so much in the New Year.
I do not use decorations on the Christmas tree. I fill the tree with candy and cookies and put the Foodies in little gife bags that I make. Then when the evening is almost over, the kids take all the stuff off the tree and put in bags I have make for them to carry it all in. So I decorate with Foodies!
Merry Christmas, I hope yours was filled with delight.
Hugs, Mary

AutumnZ said...

Merry Merry and Blessed Be.

LW said...

I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and wishing you a very Happy New Year....

Louise

Charli and me said...

What a beautiful poem! Blessings to you and your family this Christmas and New Year. We have been a little under the weather with chills and fever. I hope you are having a wonderful time with your daughter :>)

Leanne said...

julie! just noticed the note you left me about a green santa! thankyou so much!!

Leanne x

marthaberry said...

Isn't that a great poem? Says it perfectly.

I hope your Christmas was nice, I think you had lots of snow. We had rain and wind, but it was nice anyway.

happy new year, Julie. May it be a good one!

gemma said...

So glad you've had the warmth and love of your daughter home for Christmas. Sending more love and light to you.
xx