IT'S JANUARY NOW!
(Argaille A. Di Matteo 1/1/20)
It's January now! What next, O Creator?
Christmas fun has passed. My steam radiator
Is hissing and spewing, "More Winter, my Dear".
To what Holiday festivities can I now draw near?
The trees, stalwart, standing just outside my door
Seem to be whispering, "There's much, much more
To Life in the Winter. Just see with new eyes,
And soon you'll discover many a surprise!"
The gray clouds chime in, "We clouds are a'dancing,
Laden with snow. Like horses we're prancing.
But just right above us is pure, bright Blue Sky.
And right above Sky, stars and planets whizz by,
Saluting the Sun in all of Its glory,
Each galaxy, universe, part of Creation's Story."
I ponder, reflect as the snowflakes float down,
With white cloak a'covering trees, house and ground.
What message comes thru from the bright Christmas cheer?
'Tis the birth of the Christ Child that now draws me near.
Like warmth from a fire, whose embers still thrive,
Christ's simple, pure Birth radiates Peace, Love, Life.
This is what I'll carry with me all Winter long,
And Spring, Summer, Fall, I'll remember Love's song.
The Song of Creation, yes, God's Life-filled Gift.
And the Song of the Christ Child my spirit shall lift.
Allow it to lift you and your loved ones too
In this bright New Year with Its Bright New View.
Let God's Love be born in you again and again.
While Winter's snow, ice, frozen ground and cold wind
Remind us that Peace, Love, Goodwill towards All
Begins warm within us as we heed the Call
Of all of the seasons o'er all of the Earth.
The "Joy to the World" of Christ's simple Birth!