Amidst A Winter's Night

Amidst A Winter's Night

A Poem by Zoe Richardson
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Fear not, for behold! I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.

"

Long before the earth awakes

Heaven paused, it silence breaks

A long awaited promise filled

While all the earth is hushed and still

 

Joyfully the gift is given

A bridge between the earth and heaven

Salvation asleep on a bed of hay

A star appears to light the way

 

Shepherds hear the story told

Wise men offer gifts of gold

Tiny heart and tiny hands

Have brought the love of God to man

 

Heavenly hosts sing glory and praise

Brighter than the sun’s own rays

No eye has seen nor tongue can tell

How God is pleased with man to dwell

 

Alone amidst the winter’s night

An angel pauses in its flight

Looks down on earth and says again,

“Peace on earth, good will to men.”

 

-Zoe Richardson 

© 2021 Zoe Richardson


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Zoe Richardson
Snowman Soup recipe: One package hot chocolate mix of your choice. One peppermint candy cane. Add marshmallows and hot water. Stir and enjoy!

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dearest Zoe... our Christmas was more mellow than ever before. The Shepherds in the Field... the Lamb of God in a Manger where Cattle are watching and Angels are smiling... The Wise Men still follow the Star and Mary and Joseph are resting as "It came upon a Midnight Clear"... Silent Night... Holy Night. will linger in the NewYear... Amen... Pat

Posted 4 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Zoe Richardson

4 Months Ago

I am reminded of the Dickens quote, "I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the .. read more
Patricia Wedel

4 Months Ago

dear Zoe… love ❤️ the Dickens quote… we just had more Snow and Christmas lingers in our 💜.. read more



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Hopeful and wonderful words shared dear Zoe.
"Alone amidst the winter’s night
An angel pauses in its flight
Looks down on earth and says again,
“Peace on earth, good will to men.”
I agree. Thank you dear friend for sharing the amazing poetry.
Coyote


Posted 4 Months Ago


Zoe Richardson

3 Months Ago

Awww! You are too kind. Thank you for finding meaning and hope here.
Coyote Poetry

3 Months Ago

We are being watched and protected dear Zoe. In my dreams, dear grandmother caresses my head and she.. read more
I love the line…” a bridge between heaven and earth”…. This a very spiritual piece, with angels looking to protect those on earth and God gives all of his love toward man.And God watches over in the winter night.
Best
B.

Posted 4 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Zoe Richardson

4 Months Ago

So much transpired on that night, in the quiet hours when only the shepherds were awake. I wonder at.. read more
dearest Zoe... our Christmas was more mellow than ever before. The Shepherds in the Field... the Lamb of God in a Manger where Cattle are watching and Angels are smiling... The Wise Men still follow the Star and Mary and Joseph are resting as "It came upon a Midnight Clear"... Silent Night... Holy Night. will linger in the NewYear... Amen... Pat

Posted 4 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Zoe Richardson

4 Months Ago

I am reminded of the Dickens quote, "I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the .. read more
Patricia Wedel

4 Months Ago

dear Zoe… love ❤️ the Dickens quote… we just had more Snow and Christmas lingers in our 💜.. read more
Dear Zoe. I missed this beautiful write when you posted in time for Christmas a month ago. I was guided here by Kelly, and so pleased to follow her. Better late than never and early fior next Christmas. I absolutely love this offering.

Chris

Posted 4 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Zoe Richardson

4 Months Ago

Thank you, Chris! I absolutely love that you took the time to read and comment!
Chris Shaw

4 Months Ago

You are very welcome Zoe :)
Dear Zoe, what a stunning piece you have written! I wholeheartedly agree with Jacob. This IS a gift to the WC! Thank you!

Posted 4 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Zoe Richardson

4 Months Ago

That is so kind of you. Thank you for being so thoughtful and complimentary.
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Gee
As al! others have said" beautiful "

Posted 4 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Zoe Richardson

4 Months Ago

Thank you, Gee. And apologies for being so late in responding. I've been quite ill over the holidays.. read more
Gee

4 Months Ago

Hope you are now recovered :)
This was positively beautiful and I enjoyed every word. I hope you had a very Merry Christmas and that your New Year is blessed beyond measure. Thank you for sharing this wonderful poem and may God bless. F.

Posted 4 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Zoe Richardson

4 Months Ago

I am so glad you enjoyed it! I've been fighting a prolonged illness, or I would have responded soone.. read more
I remember being one of the shepards in a school play when I was a kid. This is a beautiful poem, Zoe. Nice job and Have a Merry Christmas. 😀

Posted 5 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Zoe Richardson

4 Months Ago

I was always the narrator in my school plays. Probably because I was always running my mouth! Thank .. read more
this is a beautiful Christmas gift to WC.
j.

Posted 5 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Zoe Richardson

4 Months Ago

You are much too kind, and I do appreciate it! I would have responded sooner but I have been fightin.. read more
What a marvelous gem to describe the real reason for christmas

Posted 5 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Zoe Richardson

4 Months Ago

What a lovely compliment! I appreciate your time and words, and hope your holiday season was filled .. read more

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Zoe Richardson
Zoe Richardson

Cordova, AL



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Alabama native. Poet and storyteller and all around word nerd. I practice random acts of insanity because the world needs some shaking up. more..

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