The lake is still and silent,
Caught in the breath of sleep,
The creatures on the boggy marsh,
Do not disturb its peace.
The trees join in this harmony,
Their branches barely move,
While in the crib, they await the birth,
For that child that will change the world.
Occasionally a car will pass,
Along the nearby road,
But this just momently disturbs,
The peace that’s been enthroned,
Two lovers on a lake side bench,
Discuss plans for years afar,
While somewhere off in the East,
Three wise men search for a star.
Just then a fish breaks water,
As if trying to catch the Moon,
This starts a chain reaction,
As the coots are now aroused;
A black swan stretches out her wings,
In a glorious display,
Before all living things settle down again,
To await the coming day.
DECEMBER 2020 AUTHOR OF THE MONTH at Spillwords Press
John Anthony Fingleton: Was born in Cork City, in the Republic of Ireland. Now living in Paraguay, South America. Poems published in journals and anthologies in Ireland, UK, USA, India and France as well as three produced plays. Poems read on Irish and American radio as well in Spanish on South American broadcasts. Contributed to four books of poetry for children. Has poems published in Spillwords, Alien Bhudda, The Red Door, Piker Press, Super Poetry Highway, The Writers Magazine, Ariel Chart, and numerous national and international journals, blogs, reviews, and anthologies. Poet of the Year (2016) Destiny Poets International Community. Poet of the Month (March 2019) Our Poetry Archive. Poet of the Month (April 2019) The League of Poets. First solo collection ´Poems from the Shadowlands´ was published in November 2017, 'Words That Found Me' December 2019, 'Poems From The Banks' January 2020, 'Poems from a Restricted Place' April 2020, 'Secret Fjords' May 2020 and 'A Gathering Of Words' June 2020.
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