Saturday, December 17, 2016

"Into the Darkest Hour"

Sorry for the gap in posts. I am visiting friends in Nashville this week.
Here is a poem by Madeleine L'Engle to tide us over:

Into The Darkest Hour

It was a time like this,
War and tumult of war,
a horror in the air.
Hungry yawned the abyss-
and yet there came the star
and the child most wonderfully there.

It was time like this
of fear and lust for power,
license and greed and blight-
and yet the Prince of bliss
came into the darkest hour
in quiet and silent light.

And in a time like this
how celebrate his birth
when all things fall apart?
Ah! Wonderful it is
with no room on the earth
the stable is our heart. 

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