Day 203 – Peace Be With You


Peace Be With You

Day 203

Star of My Heart by Vachel Lindsay

Star of my heart, I follow from afar.
Sweet Love on high, lead on where shepherds are,
Where Time is not, and only dreamers are.
Star from of old, the Magi-Kings are dead
And a foolish Saxon seeks the manger-bed.
O lead me to Jehovah’s child
Across this dreamland lone and wild,
Then will I speak this prayer unsaid,
And kiss his little haloed head —
“My star and I, we love thee, little child.”

Except the Christ be born again to-night
In dreams of all men, saints and sons of shame,
The world will never see his kingdom bright.
Stars of all hearts, lead onward thro’ the night
Past death-black deserts, doubts without a name,
Past hills of pain and mountains of new sin
To that far sky where mystic births begin,
Where dreaming ears the angel-song shall win.
Our Christmas shall be rare at dawning there,
And each shall find his brother fair,
Like a little child within:
All hearts of the earth shall find new birth
And wake, no more to sin.

We are doing a series at church called “Silent Night.”  Our pastor is talking about finding the peace in this Christmas season.  I seldom find peace at this time of the year and now I feel even more guilty because I can’t let the stress go!  Ha!
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18 thoughts on “Day 203 – Peace Be With You

    • My friend, Tricia, informed me after seeing the poem on my facebook post, that the school her daughter goes to is named for Vachel Lindsay. I found that to be an interesting little tidbit of info.
      I believe I need to come to your blog for a visit to play a bit of catch-up…

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