Christmas Thoughts (2009)
The muezzin of the infinite and light-emblazoned firmament
Marked the nightly vigils' silent and meditative hours
Of those wakeful, watchful shepherds, Scientific avatars,
Who pondered not dusty constellations of earth's deceptions,
But the higher lessons witnessed in God's refulgence,
Thus to behold the glow of that eldrich eastern star,
Herald of Jesus' nativity, Light's advent in the flesh.
That event was once and not to be repeated,
Yet for those whose receptive hearts wander wearily
Among the darkly lighted trails and travails of mortality
The promise of that holy dawn blesses all eternally.