Starry Night

The College Years

Starry Night

(originally titled: “A Pause”)

And as we rush through the brisk stillness of

This bright December evening, our quick thoughts

Soften on a star suddenly alight,

More radiant than the others, more alive,

More joyful as it burns against dark sky . . .

So it seems as we shiver beneath

Its pure-white glow and remember His star;

Then catch our frost-bitten breath, and tuck

This single star’s sharp joy into our numb

And weary hearts — the glad hope of Christmas.

12/1983, Lookout Mountain, Georgia

This poem is the property of Sandra M. Fleming and is copyrighted by her, December 2014. Please do not reproduce it without her permission.

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