Thursday, 29 October 2020

F Fic, Non-fic

Star of Bethlehem

by Marianne Lyon


To see

mom’s majestic grin

I but seven, sing sweet solo

midnight Christmas Mass

To wonder

at Bethlehem’s mighty

crack of light leaking

through roof of snow-drifted stable


To know

back then I am a wanderer

will navigate deep

currents of songs

a lifetime with children

To traverse

corn fields, rugged mountains

worlds of labyrinths

westward, eastward

still proceeding, searching

for perfect light

To feel

students’ joyful survival-kit

smiles, reliable as tides

To climb

oasis podium

one more time

call forth vulnerable voices

fragrant sounds

Marianne has been a music teacher for 39 years. After teaching in Hong Kong she returned to the Napa Valley and has been published in various literary magazines and reviews such as Colere 2015, Crone 2015, Trajectory 2014, Earth Daughters 2015, Feile-Festa 2015 Whirlwind 2014-2105. She spends time each year teaching in Nicaragua. She is a member of the California Writers Club, Healdsburg Literary Guild. She is an Adjunct Professor at Touro University Vallejo California


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