Sensing Christmas 🎄

by Mary Harwell Sayler

Stop! Look.
See the Christmas flowers
blooming beside the pond –
red stars with a small
green sphere at the center –
and a lone duck
winters on the lake.

Listen! Carolers
make their way down the street,
singing in the dark,
and porch lights come on
to greet them, and a light fog
covers the earth with white gauze,
and a lone duck
winters on the lake.

Feel the soft cotton
against your arms as you
slide between the sheets
and pray your sleep tonight
will not be hindered
as, on the lake,
a lone duck winters.

Mary Harwell Sayler began reading the Bible and writing poems in childhood and never stopped! Eventually, she placed over 2,500 poems, prayers, articles, and children’s stories as well as books in all genres, many of which can be found on Amazon. After collecting prayers and promises from the major translations of the Bible, she paraphrased them into contemporary English, and published the Book of Bible Prayers then Kneeling on the Promises of God.  Mary also selected poems from her previously published works for A Gathering of Poems. She provides online help for poets and other communicators for Christ while remaining active on FacebookTwitterLinkedInTumblr, and, gratefully, Agape Review.

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