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The Arrival

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The Arrival

Sensus fideii, Lord
Anticipation resounds
Four candle flames dance
Stars lamp His divinity
Hark, the Herald Angels Sing!




Inspired by:
Brian Strand's 
Advent Contest

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  1. Date: 8/25/2009 7:02:00 PM
    fine prayer! John! jim

  1. Date: 1/31/2009 10:15:00 PM
    John, I'm not sure how I missed this one, but it's fantastic. I feel the reverence and awe in this piece. Just lovely. Oh, by the way, if you cook even half as well as you write, I'd better start a good exercise regimen now! So...I was thinking maybe a strawberry white tea to go with the chocolate coated scones. Hmmm?DG

  1. Date: 12/31/2008 3:24:00 AM
    lightening here!! thanks john -good job!!

  1. Date: 12/31/2008 3:14:00 AM
    lovely imagery, John- keep up the writing - all the best- thank you!!

  1. Date: 12/26/2008 10:00:00 PM
    A powerful set of words with rich and wonderous truth of a spiritual message so many forget within this season,,and Thank You for reading and leaving a comment on my poem,,blessings..Cecil

  1. Date: 12/16/2008 4:18:00 PM
    Great tribute to the season, John. Hope you have a warm, wonderful holiday and that '09 is a great year for you!!

  1. Date: 12/16/2008 8:27:00 AM
    What a wonderful poetry.... I can see the lights of Christmas! congratulations John on your win. May you have a very blessed holiday!Love, Chitra

  1. Date: 12/15/2008 6:00:00 PM
    It's nice to believe.

  1. Date: 12/15/2008 2:01:00 PM
    Hi John - Let me apologize for taking so long to respond I've been busy busy these days - Allow me to congratulate you on your win - Excellent poetry from an excellent poet - always the pleasure is mine - God Bless you and i wish you and those you love the most Blessed of Holidays, MJ

  1. Date: 12/15/2008 11:09:00 AM
    Congratulations John. Well deserved honors. Thank you for commenting on my honorable mention. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 12/14/2008 5:10:00 PM
    Brilliant work, as always, John! This work deserves to be carved in marble or etched in platinum. Congrats on the deserved honors. Warm regards, John.

  1. Date: 12/14/2008 12:48:00 PM
    Happy Holiday's John, I apologize for not responding to reviews until now, but my computer was on the blink... Congrats on your much deserved win in Brian's contest, you are such a gifted writer. God's Love and Many Blessings, Always, Adell

  1. Date: 12/13/2008 9:48:00 AM
    Even though it is sometimes hard for me to right a tanka, this poem really sounds like a Christmas song of praise. Congratulations on your second place finish and have a Merry Christmas!

  1. Date: 12/13/2008 9:17:00 AM
    The heavens are singing are singing and praising your wonderful write! Thanks John for your warm wishes. Have a Merry Merry xmas my friend an d may the Lord bless you always! Give me a ring when you come to Miami! God Bless, Jaime

  1. Date: 12/13/2008 9:15:00 AM
    Congadulations! This does capture the true meaning of this season and sings His song of praise. A deserving win. Happy holidays. Love Robin

  1. Date: 12/13/2008 8:07:00 AM
    Another inspirational rendition...a truly wonderful poem for the holiday! Congratulations, John, on the win in Brian's contest! ~ Love, Carrie

  1. Date: 12/13/2008 7:50:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win in Brian's contest! I love the image of the candle flames, and line 4 is simply wonderful. Thank you for the congratulations you gave me, and I hope your holidays are warm and happy ones! ~Juliane

  1. Date: 12/13/2008 7:44:00 AM
    Wow John, shocked you were not first to be seriously honest with you. Thanks for your congrats. Warmest congratulations right back to you on an amazing write and win. Happiest of holidays once again. Love, Shar

  1. Date: 12/11/2008 1:07:00 PM
    a great write John and well said in so few words. thank you for reading my poetry and for your comments and support. and have Merry Christmas and a happy new year.

  1. Date: 12/10/2008 6:19:00 AM
    'Tis the season. Have a wonderful and very Merry CHRISTmas, John and a Happy New Year. Vince

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