Thursday, December 19, 2013

Thoughts for Advent: Day Nineteen

A Poem for Day Nineteen

My favorite nights
are under stars

Bare headed
to their light
Warmth of fire
at our feet

We tell

Our stories

Old stories
New stories
Stories that make us laugh
until we cry

Or cry
until we laugh

Stories of wonder
pain and process

Stories of failure
fame and

We tell the stories

But the stories also
tell us

We know ourselves
through them
A growing clarity
on who we are

This season speaks
the most gorgeous tale

And yet I manage
to mostly
miss it

Hush now

Magic Story
true and unbelievable at once
Teach me

I quiet down
and choose
to listen

-lisa, 19 December, 2013

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