Sunday, December 16, 2007

The Reason for the Season

Through the night sky a star so bright,
Travelers of a different land guided at night,
Beast of burden with cherished essence and spice,
An entourage to escort kings of thrice,

A census city full at every Inn,
A dark manger the only space for a night to spend,
Man's earthly possessions secured in their pen,
The only place to rest for a holy virgin,

Stories shared among friends of a shepherd's fire,
Watches of lamb and ewe that will not tire,
Conversations broken by announcement of a heavenly choir,
The arrival of Immanuel in line with David's sire,

At a time when only a Father would see fit,
Came favored grace from the Spirit,
The birth of the Son sent to every nation.
To bring a lost world an eternal salvation.


susan said...

Thanks for stopping by. Nice cadence and rendition of story sacred to so many.

crimsonflaw said...

a well written well balanced poem. an early xmas treat!

thanks for your comment the other day.


Jodi Barone said...

Thank you for sharing this thoughtful poem. I love the originality you brought to this story. We want to hear again this tale in this new way, there is hope we will gain something new in a new rendition. And, in fact we do!
jodi barone

writerwoman said...


Thanks for taking part in our Twelve Days of Poetry Project. This poem is truly a wonderful read at this time of year. It fills me with joy to read it and think about the true meaning of Christmas.

Anonymous said...

The rhyme and meter suit this poem so well, bringing into focus the biblical story. This is a poem many would love to read, because it reminds us that the gift giving has its origin with the Three Magi. You treat the story with delicacy and reverence.

Merry Christmas!

UL said...

Yes, I am glad I dropped by, this is absolutely beautiful, gave me a different perspective of the story I have heard countless times...thank you.

qualcosa di bello said...

just lovely scott! thank you so much!

Michelle Johnson said...

Your take on this story is a beautiful one, Scott! I loved the rhythm & flow. I hope you got to read this at church today. Everyone should have had the chance to hear your poem this holiday season. Merry Christmas!

Scott Clawson said...

Thank you everybody for stopping by and taking the time to comment and to inspire. I would like to wish each and everyone a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Keep bloggin' on 2008! Thank you again, Scott

Michelle Johnson said...

Stop by "shades of mj" sometime to see what I left for you. Hope you and your family had a nice Christmas. Have a nice day.