Toddler Group – Incarnation

she is storytelling the glory of God
in gold annunciation

 
threads spinning from the messenger
shining round and through the frightened girl

 
which settles to a nub of joy
beneath her beating heart

 
she tells of journey
and the anxious tramp from no to no

 
until at last there’s somewhere
a blessed anywhere

 
a billet in the shed behind the pub
straw stacks shelter from the bitter night

 
and then the baby

 
she tells of shepherds on the hill
of stars the sudden blitz of light

 
all through the telling
the toddler stays on note

 
aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah        loud
unwavering                        aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah

 
but now the storyteller smiles
moves closer

 
yes she says that’s right
the whole sky’s singing aaaaaaaaah

 
child and teller eye to eye
he gives voice    she meets the cry

 
together they are             aaaaaaaaah
you’re right she says that’s how those angels sounded

 
that’s what they sang – aaaaaaaaaaaaa – llelujah
aaaaaaaa – lellujah                         aa – llelujah

 
together they fall silent                 still
now the boy listens

 
for the coming of the kings
the jingle of the harness bells

 
the long stride of camels
strange gifts

 
gold       incense    myrrh
a long determined human cry

Advertisements

About Jan Dean

Poet-in-schools
Image | This entry was posted in Lost and Found and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s