Advent Reflection #26: Luci Shaw’s “Descent”


Down he came from up,

and in from out,

and here from there.

A long leap,

an incandescent fall

from magnificent

to naked, frail, small,

through space,

between stars,

into our chill night air,

shrunk, in infant grace,

to our damp, cramped

earthy place

among all

the shivering sheep.

And now, after all,

there he lies,

fast asleep.

Luci Shaw, Accompanied by Angels:  Poems of the Incarnation

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