Friday, December 08, 2006

Friday Poetry Blogging

I mentioned this song in my Friday meme...considering this coming Sunday's Advent readings, which touch on the paradoxical peace of God that is no peace, this is a poignant reminder of why we need to be, as Bruce Cockburn and Bono sing, kicking at the darkness -- the darkness of war and bigotry and injustice and want -- until it bleeds the daylight of God's Reign:

"Christmas in the Trenches" by John McCutcheon.

1 comment:

Beth said...

That's beautiful and just today I learned something new about the Christmas truce: the higher-ups in London, Berlin and Paris were so afraid actual mutiny would break out if the sides saw eachother as human, that they purposely scheduled shelling on Christmas Eve to keep soldiers out of No Man's Land. I don't know what to add to that