The Carollers

Assembled from the continents
The angels arrive at upstairs Bishopscourt
Having called at downtown Bethlehem,
On winged flight through the decades.
Snipped open from bubble-wrap hibernation,
Then taken out, and lovingly lined up
To take their place around the side-board stable.
Soprano, alto, tenor, bass
Standing in choral silence;
Off duty and exhausted after overtime.
Vocal cords resting hoarse voices,
Leaving the carollers to take up the strain
And become twenty-first century angels
Delivering the good news today.

December 2011



     Each year Margaret adds an angel to her collection      which is displayed in our home, Bishopscourt,            every Christmas.


Other verse for Chrsitmas -  Incarnation  Journey from Babylon  Credit Crunch Magnificat  Mary's Meditation  Christmas Ding Dong   The Meeting