Monday, December 2, 2013

"The World's Great Light (A Christmas Rondeau)" by Rev. Joseph C. Booth (1924)

The World's Great Light.

(A Christmas Rondeau.)


        The people that walked in darkness have seen a great light: they that dwell in the land of the shadow of death, upon them hath the light shined.—Isaiah ix, 2.

        I am the Light of the world; he that followeth Me shall not walk in darkness but shall have the light of life."—John viii, 12.

A Christmas Rondeau let me write,

In honor of the world's Great Light

The Light that pierced earth's mortal gloom,

Destroyed the darkness of the tomb,

And turned to day man's blackest night.

Millions have caught the vision bright—

The Glory of the Infinite—

And welcome, as a sweet perfume,

        A Christmas Rondeau!

In Yuletide praise let all unite,

With Yuletide gifts make Christmas white;

Your King enrobe in festal bloom,

Enwreathe his brow, his head emplume;

Accept my tribute, Holy Knight—

        A Christmas Rondeau!

Troy Times. December 26, 1924: 10 col 1.

"Poetic Form: Rondeau"

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