Nativity with Textures – A Cascade Poem

Scratchy hay tickles your toes

My blue woolen mantle, your warm protection for now

The texture of your life doesn’t yet know the sting of the whip or the rough hewn cross.

Rough wood cradles your newborn form

Gossamer starshine sprinkles your face

Scratchy hay tickles your toes

The slippery lowing of cattle slides in your ear

Your soft essence belies your strength

My blue woolen mantle, your warm protection for now

Your velvet touch sets my heart ablaze

Yet my goose bumped flesh shivers sadness within that love

The texture of your life doesn’t yet know the sting of the whip or the rough hewn cross.

This cascade poem was written for Patrick’s Pic and a Word Challenge #166 – Texture. I used the lyrics from the Christmas song, “Away in a Manger” to compose this cascade poem. It’s one of my favorite songs for this season.

Wishing all those who celebrate a Merry Christmas!

©️ iido 2018

24 thoughts on “Nativity with Textures – A Cascade Poem

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      • and what the mother must have felt, this year I listened to some really moving sermons about the perspective of the different people involved in this birth, it has given me new perspective on strength of faith.

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        • Those must have been interesting sermons! Interesting enough to write/blog about them or share what sermons they are? I am always interested in issues of faith since mine always seems to waver…

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          • I am not sure I can write about them, I am passionate about the content that I hear but maybe not suitable for this platform. I can link you the sermons in an email and you can listen to leisure. you will get to hear our Malaysian way of speaking!! LOL!! Faith is personal, if I can just share and plant a seed, that is enough, the rest will follow the individual’s heart condition. but the perspective I get from listening to different lay preachers really opens up my mind.

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