Monday, December 2, 2013

The Stable

"Let The Stable Still Astonish"

Let the stable still astonish~~
Straw, dirt floor, dull eyes.
Dusty flanks of donkeys, oxen,
Crumbling, crooked walls.
No bed to carry that pain,
and then, the Child,
rag-wrapped, laid to cry
in a trough.

Who would have chosen this?
Who would have said "Yes!
Let the God of all the heavens
and earth
be born here, in this place"?

Who but the same God
Who still stands 
in the darker, fouler rooms
of our hearts
and says 
"Yes! Let the God of heaven
and earth
be born here
in THIS place."

Leslie Leyland Fields

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