I was thinking about the language of medieval mystery plays.

Christmas incantation

The first Adam
Was heaven sent;
Leave, leave, leave
Adam and Eve,
Go from Eden,
Let the apple core
Seed on the floor
Of the Garden,
Beg my pardon
As you flee,
Look at the Tree!
Look at Me!

The new Adam descends,
Hope never ends,
Wood of manger,
Wood of cross,
Come the Stranger,
Come the loss;
But He is risen
From Death's dark prison,
The Tomb is empty,
Let's feed on plenty;
Look at the Tree!
Look at Me!

Poetry by Chris Fernie
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Written on 2006-11-29 at 22:01

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this is certainly unique.
the words used are very well chosen
and the rhyming scheme is nice.
in just 24 short lines you've managed
to tell a story that isn't lacking in detail.
enjoyed the read.

Kathy Lockhart The PoetBay support member heart!
This is truly INSPIRED by the source of all INSPIRATION! I have bookmarked this one Chris. You've told the Gospel, the purpose of the Gospel from start to finish and to start again.

Zoya Zaidi
Hi Chris, I just love this take on Xmas...
Love, Zoya