The Earth Holds Its Breath

The Earth Holds Its Breath

A Poem by Annette Pisano-Higley

Bathed in the soft glow of light all around,
The earth breathes deeply.
Blanketed in the soft pause of Christmas wonder,
And the flickers of a multitude of candles,
It rests for a precious moment in time.
The stars around it open their windows into the night,
While angels approach it, sounding mellifluous harmonies,
Like sun rays emanating from golden horns.
And the earth sings again, the earth rejoices again.
In the peace of the heralded birth.

The earth holds its breath.
Celestial arms enfold it in divine rapture,
For this is the night of nights, the miracle of miracles.
It holds its children to its heart, as mothers will,
And says softly to them,
‘Sleep in the peace of innocence,
For you are mine and you are not alone.
Witness the birth of hope, of forgiveness, of love,
And know that they live again, for He lives again.
The earth, and all, hold their breath.

© 2018 Annette Pisano-Higley


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A breathless moment held in rapture... a baby sent to be a light into the world. Rejoice and be blessed. truly, Pat

Posted 2 Years Ago


Annette Pisano-Higley

2 Years Ago

Thank you for your ovely and faith-filled words dear Pat. Many blessings and Happy Holidays wished t.. read more
very beautiful thoughts and words something to think about during christmas

Posted 2 Years Ago


Annette Pisano-Higley

2 Years Ago

Hi sette and thank you so much:))
This is one of my favorite Christmas stories ever! It's parallel to the original, but with lively playful language so your joyful tidings impart a dynamic inspiration. For many years I've gotten away from the commercialization of the holidays & you describe the part I love -- just the electric anticipation of fluctuating moods as the sensations mesmerize! I love your breathlessness (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

Posted 2 Years Ago


Annette Pisano-Higley

2 Years Ago

Thanks so much Margie! I agree - too much commercialism now. So let’s both stay wondrous and brea.. read more
Gorgeous my dear, deeply gorgeous! each sentence has a charm its own, not a single one flows without enchanting us like a soft breath, the image, the idea, the scene You created all breathtaking.

Posted 2 Years Ago


Annette Pisano-Higley

2 Years Ago

Awww, I’m just a Christmas fanatic my dear LS. Inherited it from my sweet grandmother and mother. .. read more
lightsong

2 Years Ago

I KNOW they are so proud of You as a mother and grandmother, bless their souls, bless You a true bea.. read more

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