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Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Advent, by Rae Armantrout

Advent                  Rae Armantrout           from Poetry Magazine, June 2009 issue

In front of the craft shop,
a small nativity,
mother, baby, sheep
made of white
and blue balloons.



Pick out the one
that doesn’t belong.


Some thing

close to nothing
from which,

everything has come.
Merry Christmas to all!


Carol Berg said...

Merry Christmas! Beautiful poem.

Jessica Goodfellow said...

Merry Christmas to you and yours, Carol!