Advent IV: On Hope & Expectation

Jan Richardson paintedprayerbook.com

Jan Richardson  paintedprayerbook.com

The old fisherman
stands on the promontory
out where the rocks meet the sea
In his hands the coiled net
As he casts he sings
      Dios con nosotros, Emmanuel!
      Dios con nosotros, Emmanuel!

The Old Fisherman
stands at Eternity’s Edge 
out where Time & Space are one
In His hands a tiny Baby
As He casts He sings
      Vaya usted con Dios, Emmanuel!
      Vaya usted con Dios, Emmanuel!

“Toda la tierra espera al Salvador,
y el surco abierto, a la obra del Señor;
es el mundo que lucha por la libertad,
reclama justicia y busca la verdad.

Dice el Profeta al pueblo de Israel:
‘De madre virgen ya viene el Emmanuel’;
será ‘Dios con nosotros’, hermano será,
con él la esperanza al mundo volverá.” ~ Alberto Taule

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About Peter Notehelfer

I'm a retired people person who now finds the time to watch the little details of the world without worrying about being watched by anyone . . . I live on an Island north of Seattle with my wife named Ellen, a yellow dog named McGee, a yellow cat named Gatzby, and four fine chickens . . . I read fiction, bake bread, smoke salmon, and fish whenever the weather allows . . . Oh, and yes, I try to write a poem every day simply to avoid senility!
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2 Responses to Advent IV: On Hope & Expectation

  1. the divine song of inclusion – Merry Christmas, Peter

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