Monday, December 21, 2015 … O antiphon for all the beasts

O Hen, Eagle, Lamb, Dove,
Aslan,
all of them are
friendly beasts to you —

the dogs I walk
at the NHSPCA who long
for a forever home,
the kittens and old cats,
and the cockatiels, hamsters,
rats, the ferret …

and the ones you miss —
seaside sparrow,
passenger pigeon, javan tiger,
dromedary, forest turtle,
mountain gorilla,
giant panda, snow leopard,
tasmanian … angel …

the ones visiting live nativities
from our barnyards
and 4H projects,
those in Bethlehem legends
about bees and spiders,
sheep and wolf …

and the ones who wait for us
when we come home.

O manger-laid One,
let your Christmas blessing
surround all these,
your precious creatures, too.Santa Willie 5

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2 Responses to Monday, December 21, 2015 … O antiphon for all the beasts

  1. Love your puppy in that hat, and, for me, and in a non-biting pose . . .
    Thanks for a loving and lovely poem-prayer.

  2. Maren says:

    He is a reformed dog — had his John the Baptist moment.

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