Advent Day 20: The Star

This year I'm blogging through Advent season. The goal is to put up a shorter post every day in December on topics related to the holiday, and I'd like to toy with some different media (music, poetry, art). I may not stay faithful to the format, we'll see, but I'd thank you to come along on the journey with me anyway. I hope this can enhance your Christmas experience as I'm sure it will mine.

Here is a free-verse poem about the Christmas star.

The Star

By Jordan Magill

Winter night, air is cold
And clear
You can see your breath
And clear on to the other side of the galaxy

Lo, new light where nothing else is new
An astronomical anomaly
Chart-makers take notice
And wander near from far to see

A new dancer in the cosmic choreography
Pulsing, twinkling, knowing, guiding
The steps spell out out an invitation
For all who long and ache to be

And singing
A song of birth and of renewal
Creation groans in agreement
Sheep and shepherds bow with bended knee

The notes are old and new and older and newer
From before and after time
And now, in this precious moment
The spheres ring out a harmony

Infinity touches down
Clothed as a babe
But seated still on high, low and high
Three in one and one in three

Star of Bethlehem


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