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Christmas Party At The South Danbury Church - Poem by Donald Hall

December twenty-first
we gather at the white Church festooned
red and green, the tree flashing
green-red lights beside the altar.
After the children of Sunday School
recite Scripture, sing songs,
and scrape out solos,
they retire to dress for the finale,
to perform the pageant
again: Mary and Joseph kneeling
cradleside, Three Kings,
shepherds and shepherdesses. Their garments
are bathrobes with mothholes,
cut down from the Church's ancestors.
Standing short and long,
they stare in all directions for mothers,
sisters and brothers,
giggling and waving in recognition,
and at the South Danbury
Church, a moment before Santa
arrives with her ho-hos
and bags of popcorn, in the half-dark
of whole silence, God
enters the world as a newborn again.


Comments about Christmas Party At The South Danbury Church by Donald Hall

  • Freshman - 529 Points Brian Jani (5/9/2014 2:46:00 PM)

    What a nice poem Donald (Report) Reply

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  • Silver Star - 4,224 Points john tiong chunghoo (6/25/2006 10:04:00 AM)

    a simple poem with very imaginative twist to make it not that simple. (Report) Reply

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