Christmas Song - Bruce Cockburn

    fire-bright faces in winter night
    a dog in the distance barks
    the sky speaks in patterns of starlight
    the fire replies in sparks

    the stream is a motionless moment
    salmon in the sea swims deep
    pregnant with force as a prayer is
    spring in the hard earth sleeps

    like the snow on the stark spruce limb
    coated with ice, then stripped by wind
    we melt away and return again
    stronger for the tempering flame
    stronger for the Saviour's name.

    (Cumberland, Ont. -- 25/12/73)


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