Every Christmas I reread a small booklet given to me by my mother many years ago. Candle Glowing is an anthology of original Christmas stories and poems published by Shreveport Writers’ Club in 1973. Faith Lucy has two poems included in the collection, and tonight I’d like to share one of them with you. I believe Mom’s “candle” is still glowing!
Faith L. Mischler
O lustrous star that trembled into sight
Over a Persian land of long ago,
And sent the Wise Men out into the night
To learn the meaning of that gathering glow,
Were you aware your beams would mark the span
From past to present? Radiant mystery
Made clear to earth the night that time began
Forever after, Anno Domini.
O lighten still the darkness of our days,
Dissolve each hidden sorrow with the light
Of reconciliation. Let fresh rays
Of rapture cleanse our hearts this Christmas night.
O star whose blazing path changed history,
Kindle a flame of love this night in me.