SILENT NOISE, a poem written by Vern Fein at



written by: Vern Fein


Silent night, Holy Night.

Holy, not silent,
slam of the inn door,
frightened braying,
staccato birth screams of Mary,
Joseph’s sobs of fear and joy.

Terrified shepherds,
whimpering before the army of angels,
choir of Heaven
turning the night sky,
an amphitheater of star.
Glorious, brilliant, loud!

Rachel weeping,
gnashing her teeth
over her slain children,
while Herod raged.

Magi pointing at that star
wild amazement,
in the cold, night sky,
jubilant marvel over
Who they found,
What He means.

Silent noise.

When quiet Peace was born.

Vern Fein

Vern Fein

A retired special education teacher, Vern Fein has published over one hundred poems on over forty sites, a few being: *82 Review, The Literary Nest, Gyroscope Review, Courtship of Winds, 500 Miles, Spillwords, The Write Launch, Broadkill Review, Soft Cartel, and River and South.
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