Sunday, December 6, 2009

Poetry Train Monday - 130 - Christmas Wonder


December rings in the final month of my year-long found poetry challenge. It's really been amazing. It's altered the way I want to write poetry in the future.



For today's found poem, I've taken snippets of lyrics from everything we sang during my choir concert last night.















Christmas Wonder

All the sagging orchards
Steamed with amber spice
I wondered as I wandered
Out under the sky

Let It Snow

Mary said to Joseph
So meek and so mild
Joseph, gather me some cherries
For I am with child

Gloria Tibi
Glory to Thee

'Twas in the moon of wintertime
When all the birds had fled
The weather outside was frightful
Each wild breast stiffened at remembered ice

Thula Sizwe
Hush nation

Hodie in terra canunt Angeli
Today on Earth the Angels sing
Go tell it on the mountain
Jesus the Saviour, come

That day is far away
This Christmas morn

Jesus, Jesus, rest your head
You have got a manger bed
The little Lord Jesus
Asleep on the hay

Ungabokala
Do not cry

It's the most wonderful time
Of the year
The stars in the bright sky
Looked down where He lay

Laetantur Archangeli
Archangels rejoice

Are the shadows deep and dark
As you sleep upon the hay?
Jesus the Saviour, come
For poor on'ry people like you and like I

Ujehova Wakho
Our God

I wondered as I wandered
Out under the sky
Constant was the love He gave her
Though He went forth from her side

Over the hills and everywhere

Forth to preach
To heal and suffer
The darkness that will fall
Though the sun is overhead

Gloria Tibi
Glory to Thee

That day is far away
O child upon the hay
Rejoice and sing
The stars look down

The fire is so delightful
Let It Snow

In the stable
I can see the shadows dark
In the moon of wintertime
That day is far away

Jesus the Saviour, come

Uzokunqobela
Will protect us
We'll tak a cup o'
Kindness yet

Do not cry

Mary gave us all her child
He went forth from her side
A donkey standing near
Like the one that you will ride

Through the cheering pilgrim throng

I wondered as I wandered
The stars in the bright sky
All the sagging orchards
Let It Snow


- American folk tune / Appalachian folk tune / Robbie Burns / Sammy Cahn / Paul Caldwell / Rachel Field / French Canadian folk tune / Langston Hughes / Sean Ivory / Richard Leach / Eddie Pola

I'll let The Women's Chorus of Dallas stand in for my choir - The Dartmouth Choral Society - so you can listen to our show-stopper, Hope For Resolution. For more poetry, Ride the Poetry Train!



Susan Helene Gottfried says I'm going to miss the found poems when 2010 begins.

Kim Richardson says Just beautiful, Julia!

Akelamalu says Lovely Julia :)

5 comments:

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

Lovely, my friend. I'm going to miss the found poems when 2010 begins.

Julia Smith said...

Thank you, Susan. That really touches me.

kimmirich.wordpress.com said...

Just beautiful, Julia! Sending hugs and good thoughts. x0

Akelamalu said...

Lovely Julia :)

Jeeves said...

Lovely, lovely