Sunday, 25 December 2011

At Christmas, in Red and Gold

Travelling miles
down highways,
tunnelling through light
and clouds
and tree shapes -
all to see you,
all to see you.

Suddenly,
the rush of things,
an anointing
from the king of kings;
a candle lit
from skin to skin -

old flames, new flames,
we rise against sin,
we rise,
to raise a Son.

© Shaista Tayabali, 2011

Merry Christmas from Brisbane, dear readers. Nearly New Year - the Year of the Dragon! I am downing my cups of sunshine at the rate of knots, and thanking each of my lucky stars for Rituximab, for my family, for light and love and laughter.

8 comments:

Steven Cain said...

My elephant!

Merry Christmas Shaista

nene said...

Your words highlight caring humans.
Feliz Navidad! Ah yes, year of the Dragon.

Mahesh said...

Wow! Have a great time in Brisbane! Happy new year!

Cheers,
Mahesh

Relyn said...

Christmas Day has flown past. Just now I have a quiet moment between bouts of after-Christmas sale shopping. I wanted to stop by and wish you all the joys of the season. As the quiet week approaches, may you find time to do all the things you most love. May you know, each day, how very blessed and loved you are. Happy Holidays, friend. ~ Relyn

steven said...

happy christmas shaista - yes i'm late arriving but not in spirit!!!! steven

Usama Rehman said...

This is my first visit, and yes, i find it reaaly amazing.
Awesome, beautiful compositions.

And yes, real good post on Christmas )) v.nice poem

Sherry Blue Sky said...

And I am grateful for YOU, dear Shaista!!!!!! Happy New Year! May all your dreams come true in 2012. Is that prince not overdue?????

oceangirl said...

Happy New Year Shaista.

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