Words on Wednesday – A Christmas Poem

Rather than share an inspirational quote, I’d like to share an excerpt of a Christmas poem:
o simplicitas

This is the last stanza from “O Simplicitas”. I re-read this Christmas poem every year.

This poem is available in L’Engle’s The Weather of the Heart but I found it in a collection of Christmas readings that I can’t find again. (I think I found it and wrote it out before I started keeping a thorough commonplace book.)

I think you can also find it in this google book: The Ordering of Love.

What I’ve Been Reading:

Beside the usual suspects from my book stack, I’ve also been keeping up withBehold the Lamb of God. It has been a good way to focus my thoughts in the morning before the busyness of whatever the day brings.

Do you have Christmas favorites you re-read every year?

I’ll return to our usual Words on Wednesday posts (and other blogging) after the holidays. Wishing you a peaceful and blessed rest of 2015!

More seasonal resources are available from DaySpring:

The Shepherd on the Search is a Christian alternative to “Elf on the Shelf.” (Although I suppose, if you’re really into Christmas traditions, you could do both!)

DaySpring has lots of decor and gift ideas too:
Christmas Gifts, Decor and More

Linking up with:

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  1. Oh, you know I adore L’Engle. I’m not as familiar with her poetry. Thank you! Merry Christmas!