Oh my God!

Oh my God!

Oh my God  Oh my God, My God indeed, Creator of infinite space, Come to this God-forechosen place, Majesty, omnipotence, glory, Distilled in this newborn grace. How can it be This your contradictory singularity? God and man Shepherd and lamb. Prince and peasant...
Mary’s Song

Mary’s Song

This morning I thought I would share one of my favorite Christmas poems: Mary’s Song, by Luci Shaw Mary’s Song Blue homespun and the bend of my breast keep warm this small hot naked star fallen to my arms. (Rest… you who have had so far to come.) Now...
Bethlehem in Berlin

Bethlehem in Berlin

The following is a piece I wrote while living in Berlin. It’s a contemporary take on the Christmas story. They hurried, shivering from the cold as the snow swirled round them. They tried hard to avoid the shoppers, laden down with parcels, bad moods and...
For those who struggle

For those who struggle

If you are a nice person – If virtue comes easily to you – beware! Much is expected from those to whom much is given. If you mistake for your own merits what are really God’s gifts to you through nature, and if you are contented with simply being nice, you’re...
Herod’s Christmas List

Herod’s Christmas List

Today I thought I would include a poem I wrote about Christmas back in 1994. Herod’s Christmas List Glyn Norman Herod wants a dead baby for Christmas. He can’t be sure which one is Jesus so it would be better to kill all the Bethlehem babies, wouldn’t it? Can’t...