Platitudes, clichés, banalities … they show up newspapers, magazine articles, and on the daily news, until I turn my hearing down and reach for strong words. Or just turn off altogether …
then slide in pages of dialogue
over the floor up & downstairs
to parse each riser before
wiping down the banister
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.