POETRY: Our Christmas Tree by Wendell Berry

Our Christmas Tree by Wendell Berry

Our Christmas tree is
not electrified, is not
covered with little lights
calling attention to themselves
(we have had enough
of little lights calling attention
to themselves). Our tree
is a cedar cut here, one
of the fragrances of our place,
hung with painted cones
and paper stars folded
long ago to praise our tree,
Christ come into the world.

1 Comment on POETRY: Our Christmas Tree by Wendell Berry

  1. Christine McBride // December 27, 2017 at 5:52 pm // Reply

    Love this.
    I have a southern cedar in a pot…..no lights. No adornments, as it is slendid already. Will be planted soon.❤

    Like

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