intangible

‘Silent night, holy night’,
composed 200 years ago,
a song of Christmas,
longing for peace and light
cradled by a story
that captivated
millenniums,
a descant soaring,
a gowned choir
draped in white surplices,
angel voices pouring
love into fluted tones,
for an infant and mother,
wrapped in
a vessel
of hope,
belief,
innocence

~

candle flame
story of a
winter night

~

fresh snow
no sleigh bells ring
all is bright

~

© 2017 Ontheland

Inspired by Chèvrefeuille’s recent prompts, including A choir of angels, and by my connections to the carol, Silent Night, an ‘intangible cultural heritage’.

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