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What colour is poverty,
Are Christ's eyes 
The colour of love,
Rage as he orders
Cathedrals to breathe out.
Do the wings of angels
Turn grey with age in
Landscape of homeless
Man who dreams of
Route in and out of heaven,
He could sleep surrounded
By history's fires, his dreams
A repository for the requiems
And carols of heavenly
Choirs, birds will hear notes
Unheard by human ears,
Full incarnation will
Be attracted by celestial
Canticles.
 

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Barry, I think "Christmas poem" is one of the most moving holiday poems I've ever read. There's too much good to list, but I think the part that hits closest to home for me is

He could sleep surrounded
By history's fires

... because it doesn't sound like such a bad way to be -- almost as if one should aspire to it.

Tony

 

Here is a link to an index of my works on this site: tonyv's Member Archive topic

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