Friday, December 23, 2011


May the Light shine, and the angels sing, for you and yours.

Gary Johnson

A little girl is singing for the faithful to come ye
Joyful and triumphant, a song she loves,
And also the partridge in a pear tree
And the golden rings and the turtle doves.
In the dark streets, red lights and green and blue
Where the faithful live, some joyful, some troubled,
Enduring the cold and also the flu,
Taking the garbage out and keeping the sidewalk shoveled.
Not much triumph going on here—and yet
There is much we do not understand.
And my hopes and fears are met
In this small singer holding onto my hand.
           Onward we go, faithfully, into the dark
           And are there angels hovering overhead? Hark.


  1. A joyous holiday to you and yours, Jim...

  2. The small singer melts my heart. So sweet. Innovative and creative shot. Best wishes.

  3. Herringbone and e.m.b.: Thanks for your comments and good wishes.