Poetry, VOLUME 6

Tania Runyan – Two Nativity Poems

Tania Runyan

[easyazon-image align=”left” asin=”0982861249″ locale=”us” height=”160″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41m37P6RZ5L._SL160_.jpg” width=”108″]Tania Runyan is author of the
2012 Englewood Honor Book, [easyazon-link asin=”1602260095″ locale=”us”]A Thousand Vessels: Poems[/easyazon-link]

These two poems are found in her collection:

Simple Weight: Poems
Paperback: Future Cycle Press, 2010.
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Angel at the Nativity
Tania Runyan

Oh, God, I am heavy
with glory. My head thunders
from singing in the hills.
This night will come once.
Enough bright lights.
Enough shouting
at the shepherds in the fields.
Let me slip into the stable
and crouch among
the rooting swine.
Let me close my eyes
and feel the child’s breath,
this wind that blows
through the mountains and stars,
lifting my weary wings.

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This poem reprinted here with the permission of Tania Runyan.
IMAGE CREDIT: Angelo Bronzino – Adoration of the Shepherds (Detail)
via Wikimedia Commons.


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