Saturday, December 5, 2009

The season of Advent

Quiet presses in
the silence of winter's first snowfall,
light juxtaposed against the blackness of night.

Water reflecting multicolored lights
dressing homes across landscapes
as we drink in the symbols of the year.

Flames bent, dancing to keep up,
music reminding my soul
that light

Small treasures in tissue unwrapped-familiar friends
welcomed home for their yearly visit
to grace our tree,
reminders of time passages
and lives built

My children can reach the tall branches now,
the ones I cannot.

The season of advent is
the living, the giving-thanks for, the hope reminder, and yes,
the waiting,

light juxtaposed against the blackness of night.


  1. Amen. Beautiful.
    Blessings, andrea

  2. Beautiful words..."light juxtaposed against the blackness of night..." no matter how little that light, it still can be seen against the darkness. The Light came and may we reflect His light in this dark world. Have a blessed Christmas. God bless.

  3. And yes ... the waiting. A beautiful advent reflection.

  4. Reading this, I couldn't help but think about a song on Chris Tomlin's newest Christmas CD. The song and voice behind the song nearly blew me away... nearly! I'm sharing the youtube video with you because I don't know how to do it otherwise--I think you'll love it and see why your words reminded me of it.

    (in case that doesn't work, it's called "winter snow" /Chris Tomlin, Ashley Assad)

    Blessings and peace to you this day, sister, as you rest in God's peace and quiet~elaine

  5. Thanks Elaine - I love that song and Ashley Assad's voice is stunningly beautiful. Thanks for reminding me of that.


  6. Beautiful poem! You must be an English teacher! :) :)

    I found you via Elaine's blog. Glad I did!

    Prayers and blessings,

  7. Thanks for your visit; so glad it led me here. I like your poem very much.