Advent Verbs


…a poem for Brent, LeAnna, Ella, Mabel, Beatrix, and Gilead.


Bake, and make, and wrap, and hide;

The year’s turn waits on Christmastide.

Let nothing you dismay; wassail;

Deck, and don, and troll the carol.

Sing, rejoice, ring out the bells–

Live the times the story tells–

Light the candles to remember

Shines-Beyond-Frost each dark December

But first: make ready.  Day by day

Let what approaches rule your way.

Trim, and set, look East, make fair

–make room.  Keep hushed, tense watch.  Prepare.



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