Several years ago I wrote a series of poems inspired by verses of Christmas carols. Since I won't be blogging this weekend, I've set these to post every so often instead. Merry Christmas! Season's Greetings! This one was inspired by The First Nowell, verse 2. It was actually the first one I wrote that year.

they looked up, and saw a star shining in the east beyond them far— it hung fat in the sky and taunted them for days. when they moved, it slid alongside, when they stopped and turned, it halted too and winked like an idiot.

no- eloquence in its message: approach.

no- elegance in their response: buzz off, swatting it;

but a few sighed: all right. we’ll go that way, just to get you off our backs.

so they turned, faced off with the light, and walked a lingering day and night, but the further they traveled, the more the beckoning star remained far, far beyond them.