The Message of the Nativity: a #writephoto #TankaProse

Frank J. Tassone

passing light

a virgin’s assent

saves us all

What better effort

from the heart can we expect?

The last light of the shortest day casts a pallid orange across an empty sky. Caesar’s decree ensures that a speck of a city like Bethlehem will quickly overflow. The carpenter that leads a donkey laden with his pregnant bethrothed will find no shelter at any inn–even as her time comes.

falling night

ascending celestials

carol the first noel

afield shepherds lay prostrate

And what else could one expect?

The stars emerge–one brightest of all. A mother gives birth to her son. A king of kings holds court in a cave sheltering herd animals. His courtiers: stricken shepherds, enraptured by the canticles of Angels.

What are we to make of this?

In the heart of darkness, the Light of the world is born. Even in the heart of our darkness, a Light awaits.

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About Sue Vincent

Sue Vincent is a Yorkshire-born writer and one of the Directors of The Silent Eye, a modern Mystery School. She writes alone and with Stuart France, exploring ancient myths, the mysterious landscape of Albion and the inner journey of the soul. Find out more at France and Vincent. She is owned by a small dog who also blogs. Follow her at and on Twitter @SCVincent. Find her books on Goodreads and follow her on Amazon worldwide to find out about new releases and offers. Email:
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1 Response to The Message of the Nativity: a #writephoto #TankaProse

  1. Colline says:

    This is beautiful.

    Liked by 1 person

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