Wednesday, 24 December 2008

Christmas Eve



Ursula Fanthorpe

This was the moment when Before
Turned into After, and the future's
Uninvented timekeepers presented arms.

This was the moment when nothing
Happened. Only dull peace
Sprawled boringly over the earth.

This was the moment when even energetic Romans
Could find nothing better to do
Than counting heads in remote provinces.

And this was the moment
When a few farm workers and three
Members of an obscure Persian sect.
Walked haphazard by starlight straight
Into the kingdom of heaven.


  1. Oh, I love this poem. How neat. I have never read it. But "And this was the moment
    When a few farm workers and three
    Members of an obscure Persian sect." says it all

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