Sunday, December 24, 2017

"Like shepherds of the bygone days..." (poem)

Nativity of Christ

Like shepherds of the bygone days
We heed the Angel from on high —
Our pastures left in disarray
As Bethlehem is drawing nigh

Like ancient Kings we scan the skies
Pack gold, and frankincense, and myrrh —
Unguarded our own kingdoms lie
As King of Kings descends on Earth

Like toddlers on our knees we fall
Inside the cave where in the calm
All sheep, all pastures, kingdoms all
The newborn child holds in his palm

Happy 4th Sunday of Advent, Merry Christmas Eve

Live for the Love of it,
Sasha A. Palmer (aka Happy)

Image: Unidentified artist. Nativity of Christ, 15th century. Oil (and tempera?) with gold leaf on panel, Overall: 17 3/8 x 13 1/4 in. (44.1 x 33.7 cm). BF362. Public Domain.


  1. Beautiful!! I esp. like this...Unguarded our own kingdoms lie As King of Kings descends on Earth, and this...Like toddlers on our knees we fall.It describes us perfectly!

    Hope you are having a very happy day. We are spending the first Christmas in our own home that our children can remember. We always spent it on the home farm where hubby grew up but my sister-in-law who lives there is recovering from foot-surgery and didn't feel up to it! We miss the tradition but are really enjoying a home-Christmas!
    Blessings to you!

    1. Thank you, Janet :) It's been a lovely home-Christmas over here as well. No snow, but plenty of Christmas spirit.

    2. :) wish I could share our snow-plenty with you!

  2. p.s. the story of the shepherds stood out to me this year too for some reason! thank-you for sharing this poem!