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Thursday, December 30, 2010

After Christmas

(Christmas Cardinal)

It’s almost the end of December, and we have been rejoicing in the season of giving.

“He who sows sparingly shall also reap sparingly, and he who sows bountifully shall also reap bountifully. Let each one give according as he has determined in his heart, not grudgingly or from compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.” ~ 2 Corinthians 9:6-7


Darkness begins a
retreat: the cold light flows back
over the dead land.

Put the tree out now:
hang nuts on its branches — see feathered
decorations come.

Take down the Christmas
cards: arrowheads in the dust
point to spring cleaning.

Pull down the paper
chains: the room grows tall, the floor
deep in colored snow.

Cold bites deep: warm your
mind at Christmas memories
and look for snowdrops.

~ Michael Richards, English poet

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