I have a friend who wakes up acerbic and doesn’t achieve a moderately even outlook on life until he’s had his morning shot; there are many who feel this way …
when his aches and grumbles
have absorbed the healing powers
of garlic toast he melts
into sunlight and conversation
and simmers through a tall dark coffee
To Bethlehem: ‘This little book is delightful, full of … poems on this timeless subject. … the most fun is the little prose vignettes of the common people in the Christ-child story. The slave who looks after the wise men’s camels, or the overworked maid at the inn who has to fetch water for the birth, and many more. A lovely gift for the reader on your Christmas list!’ Rosalind Adams. Available from Amazon and Kindle.