A Manger Scene
by Kimmy Van Kooten
Saturday, January 03, 2009
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Photography by Kimmy Van Kooten
"Christmas Eve at the Nativity"
2009KVK All Rights Reserved.
His limp arms, draped, over splintered taint wood,
Wherefore, Pilot divergences punch me!
Dropped, pondering over a Manger scene . . .
Christmas lights brighten bemusing faces
Thorns of bloody tears, traces . . . memories,
Of many a season spent cold, of dead,
Once lived . . . unconscious minds cleansed in snowflakes
Yes more, individuality falls!
Upon my imaginary crystals,
Blankets quiet. . . . The chills come and they go!
Joy can rule misery if you let it!
I choose to let it . . . illuminating
All pure a wonder eye sees, breaking off
Haft, fixed thorns, I'll set right off at the crown!
Lo! Over and above their heads, bloodless
Thy Halo of innocence, evermore!
Keeping them intrigued in this Christmas Child,
E'en aft, wherein decorations go!
An Epiphany of lit whites and golds
In colors to celebrate a newness,
A twinkle, how it began, O' stars' shine!
And three Kings divulged our Lord to the world!
Riding high on the hump of a camel . . .
War, trade and civilization . . . We sway,
Back and forth, asking if the same effects
Would occur, had they rode in on an ass?
Mary, so full of grace, Mother of God,
Riding in on one, carries me wonder . . .
And yet, what do I know. . . innocent me?
I do believe every, thing, has meaning!
If one really studies, picturing whole. . .
The connections, seemed, among the displays!
A twisted lip of the child has no lines
To dissect . . . such a Cross will cast shadows!
If His Light can't get through, angle, bear on!
Our defending armament is pure Love!
A Manger scene, shadows, of the Cross draped,
Hung o'er, the ass' mane shoulders, placed
Sure-footed, of His forgiveness, given . . .
So shall they save its locks, warding evil!
I shall set what Nativities, the child!
A Manger Scene, of the trough worth drinking. . .
Copyright January 1, 2009
Kimmy Van Kooten
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|Reviewed by Edwin Hurdle
|An excellent poem.I like how you write this poem,take care
|Reviewed by Dale Clark
|'A Manger Scene, of the trough worth drinking...'
Yes indeed and who else but you could capture this
in your unique style... ;)
|Reviewed by Larry Lounsbury
|This is really a beautiful manger scene captured completely!|
|Reviewed by Ronald Hull
|I sense conflict where none should exist. The manager, like so many barns of my youth, is a warm, friendly place come in from a cold, cruel world A tale told through the ages of peace and good will. A myth of necessity, if one is to believe the rest of the story.
|Reviewed by Georg Mateos
|Original approach and yet pious, with a kind of of a little girl mischievousness and a grown up woman sadness, combined, to give us a mental sketch of a well known manger.
|Reviewed by Flying Fox Ted L Glines
|Kimmers, your art is shining through this one beautifully, combining images of destiny with origin. Ha! I love the We-Three-Moguls on camels while the Mother of God is stuck on a donkey. Deep in and among the images there are many pauses for thought (ooooo nooooooo).
Happy New Year Sweetie :-)
|Reviewed by Regis Auffray
|Thank you for sharing this apt and timely offering, Kimmy. Happy New Year to you with love and best wishes,
|Reviewed by Denise Contreras
|This is nice..|
|Reviewed by Rose Rideout
|Thank you for sharing Kimmy, we all seem to love the Nativity scene. Wishing you and your family the best throughout the New Year.
Newfie Hugs, Rose
|Reviewed by Sandie May Angel-Joyce
|I've always love navity scenes. When I was in kindergarten I did play and played the part of Mary giving birth to Jesus. It was such an honored role for me at that young age. Lots of fun!!!
Sandie Angel :o)
|Reviewed by Glen Schulz
|Nicely done Kimmy. I love nativity scenes and even better when they use real people in front of churches at Christmas, the most holy of holidays and my personal favorite time of the year.
Best wishes for a great 2009. I choose to live my life within the shadow of that cross and always be near Christ :)