Advent Candles

The time to listen, to be aware, that it’s not simply Christmas with all its busyness but the coming of a Child …


listen to the prophets speaking             
speaking of a child to come
Child to be both Priest and King
Listen to the prophets’ word

Angels dancing in the flame
Of a fire lit by God
Angels singing of a Name
That is now in the world

Shepherds come a-carolling
Amongst the ice-bare trees
Singing of the winter Child
They know is heaven’s King


my scans - after 18 112 coverTo 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.

About Joanna M. Weston

Born in England, she lives in British Columbia. She is married with three sons, Joanna has an MA from the University of British Columbia. She has published in numerous anthologies and in magazines in Canada, the US, UK, and New Zealand, such as Canadian Women's Studies, Convolvus, Endless Mountains Review, Grain, Green's Magazine, Prairie Fire, Spin, Wascana Review, CBC Gallery, and many more...
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1 Response to Advent Candles

  1. Francine M. Sylvestre-Wallace says:

    Right you are, Christmas has always been for me a time of Hope, as given by the birth of a small child.

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