Seven Days Before Christmas (Day 2) – Haiku Distillation – December 19, 2015

this silent night
into the world new hope dawns
in winter’s darkness

© G.s.k. ‘15

  1. Silent night! Holy night!
    All is calm, all is bright,
    Round yon Virgin Mother and Child!
    Holy Infant, so tender and mild,
    Sleep in heavenly peace!
    Sleep in heavenly peace!
  1. Silent night! Holy night!
    Shepherds quake at the sight!
    Glories stream from Heaven afar,
    Heavenly Hosts sing Alleluia!
    Christ, the Savior, is born!
    Christ, the Savior, is born!
  1. Silent night! Holy night!
    Son of God, love’s pure light
    Radiant beams from Thy Holy Face
    With the dawn of redeeming grace,
    Jesus, Lord, at Thy Birth!
    Jesus, Lord, at Thy Birth!

    (tr. John Freeman Young ca. 1859)

Carpe Diem’s Seven Days Before Christmas 2015 #2 Silent Night

“This time I have chosen for the prompt “Silent Night”. I think you will know this classical Christmas Carol and I love to challenge you all to distil haiku from the lyrics of this wonderful Christmas Carol. So you can say this is a special episode of our feature “Carpe Diem Distillation”.”

Chèvrefeuille

silent night
snow falls softly on the graveyard
our Savior is born


© Chèvrefeuille

14 thoughts on “Seven Days Before Christmas (Day 2) – Haiku Distillation – December 19, 2015

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