CHRISTMAS SNOW

Too old for cold,I stand, now ,against the hedge,
Watching the snowflakes in the glare of neon street lamps.
Darkness has come early,and I think of country uplands and huddled sheep.
On Salisbury Plain,shepherds watched their flocks
Just as in Bethlehem two thousand years before,
And then ,exactly when?
“Between the wars”,it stopped.
Now we know there is no “Between the wars”.
And who decided
To cull the sheep and shepherds and the space for kindness ?
Now that same Plain still exists,but banned
And closed to human-kind,
For bombs ,not wombs
Nor for birth of lamb ,nor gypsy child ,nor Saviour
Where would He go today?
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2 thoughts on “CHRISTMAS SNOW

  1. Beautiful poem, Katherine. Very nice. How are you doing. All my loved ones are alive and well here. January is the coldest month here, so we are prepared with the cold and the pandemic to stay holed up inside however long that may be necessary. Stay well and keep producing your lovely poems, dear friend.

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    1. Thank you,David.It is rather cold here now but we don’t get winters like yours.I find it affects me being alone so much so I am grateful to have several people online who are friends and I can ask them for help plus my street has a Whatsapp Group so we put messages there if we need shopping etc.It’s a lovely street.We are looking forward to a Street Party when this virus has gone….I am glad you and your family are all well.If we don’t mix with others then we should be ok.I am sorry Trump is not leaving gracefully.Let’s hope he will see sense and bow out.I am trying to learn terma riza poems now.I did one and plan more.Thanks for keeping in touch

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