melting truths (the advent hymn)

this is a moment
of palpable faith–
heavy-woven in silk
intricate and darkly bright
like a 12th-century
advent hymn
carolling loomed yearning
past promise
& only satisfied with birth

veni, veni Emmanuel

Latin fills my house
heavy, scented with hope
& incense
softened with residua
of old prayer
whispered in the corners

this could be a chapel
with stained-glass truths
illuminating moments
precise & perfect
but fleeting
& lost in capture

a snowflake
vanishing in the heat of my palm

***You can listen to the song here–only time you will see a Christmas carol on my blog, probably 😉

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About Susan L Daniels

I am a firm believer that politics are personal, that faith is expressed through action, and that life is something that must be loved and lived authentically--or why bother with any of it?
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10 Responses to melting truths (the advent hymn)

  1. annotating60 says:

    This was very good Susan, excellent floating down until that final secular image.>KB

  2. jmgoyder says:

    Absolutely beautiful poem and I love that carol. I hadn’t heard Enya’s version before – thank you.

  3. ruleofstupid says:

    Cos ingeniorum delectando pariterque monendo. 🙂

  4. nelle says:

    Perhaps there, but transformed and unseen.

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