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The Web Poetry Corner - Joris John Heise - Advent Thaw

Advent Thaw


Joris John Heise

A cynicism of calm, cold contempt--It underlies
Adult evaluings and casual sniggerings
In front of TVs, over beer, among friends--
These melt around the heart-healthy laughter of Godís truth.

An angry boy, a suspicious man, and
A too-tired husband--and his sore-kneed wife--
Her aching body, woman lonely, and
The girl ground to soulís ache from lost hopeó

These all will sense some summer in their ice
And bitter storms, breathe good breaths of green cedars
Despite their mind, its guilt, their past, those locks
Which past mistakes have frozen on their soul.

The Good News lasts: that all weíve done despite the falls
Proves prologue to that prime love which melts away
The absence of surprising bliss and gives
Us Christmas gift of happiness, peace enjoyed.

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