Stargazer

November 30, 2020 | < 1
D.S. Martin

A watch tower silhouette in a night sky

From my high tower first I saw it rise
the harbinger portending divine birth
a bright horizon star in the night skies
announcing heaven coming down to earth
Our caravan soon followed trade routes west
in search of a grand palace for this king
but over a poor town it came to rest
& local prophesies said the same thing
Would it be safe for us to see his face
or would such glory strike us to our death?
We each brought gifts with us in a jewelled case
& knelt before the door & held our breath
His mother laughed with joy when we inquired
To worship the God-child all we desired

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D.S. Martin

D.S. Martin is Poet-in-Residence at McMaster Divinity College, the Series Editor for the Poiema Poetry Series, the editor behind three poetry anthologies, and author of four poetry collections—the most recent of which is Ampersand (2018, Cascade). He and his wife Gloria have two sons, one of whom is an Alliance pastor.

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