Approach on Christmas Eve

 

Dark quiet night

Unbeckoning

 

Then a golden light

As a small bulb, bold

Enough

Against the darkness

 

Now a red gleam, same kind

Shines close by

 

And between the two,

Ridge lines of rounded bush

Are inferred to our sight

 

A porch lamp farther on,

And now we see the sidewalk

 

A platform sided by

Small walls,

Homely columns rising,

Leads to the door

 

The night has borders now

We feel invited

The world has definition,

And our way in

Is right

 

C L Couch

 

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