Friday, January 22, 2016

"The Christmas Baby" by Jane Beal

When Christmas came down
into the cold and dark of Time,
you came down, too, little spark, little chime –

to the midwife waiting with open hands,
to your mother’s arms and your father’s kiss
on your tiny head, little one, small and precious –

to your sister, singing songs of love,
to your grandmother and your grandfather,
to angels surrounding us in all weather –

to a dream bigger than we are,
to a future we cannot even guess,
to the Kingdom of Heaven on earth, little princess –

we welcome you to God’s world,
beautiful baby, beautiful girl.

Jane Beal
A Midwife's Birth Poems