Miracle of Grace



Young woman in labour,
empty streets, no room in inns,
yonder-- cave, oxen and hay,
 as if silently waiting,  mother and babe.

One lone star over the night,
shepherds keep watch,  Wisemen depart
-- prophecy in sight--
angels announce birth of a King
born this night.  No royal might,
swaddling clothes, meekness wrapped.

Gift of love, miracle of grace,
let peace and love be welcomed in,
anew-- by grace-- illumine within.
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Submitted by donka_k on December 12, 2019

Modified on March 05, 2023

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Quick analysis:

Scheme XXXX AXAXAX XBB
Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 411
Words 71
Stanzas 3
Stanza Lengths 4, 6, 3

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4 Comments
  • karlcfolkes
    Dear Donka and others, as a follow up to this Christmas tide poem, I invite all to read my poem, “The Child Becoming Father of the Man.”
    LikeReply2 months ago
  • donka_k
    Thank you for your kind words.
    LikeReply2 months ago
  • RonaldBunch
    Thanks for sharing your beautiful talent!
    LikeReply2 months ago
  • karlcfolkes
    Oh so poetically sweet this Yuletide advent poem welcoming the joyful birth of the Christ child with effective rhythmic emphasis of such words as ‘night’, ‘sight’ and ‘might’ to highlight this special babe as humanity’s light. 
    LikeReply2 months ago
    • donka_k
      Thank you so very much for your wonderful comment. Merry Christmas!
      LikeReply2 months ago

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