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Christmas Eve Morn
Merle Hazard


Just before sunrise
a  fragment of winter moon
hangs in the heaven, translucent
as a candled egg shell

Even waking birds,
feeling the fragile birth of dawn,
sing in reverent song.

© by Merle Hazard.
Used with the author's permission.



Merle Hazard lives in Macon, Georgia. Her poems have appeared in a number of secular and inspirational publications. A home health and hospice nurse for many years, she worked as a director of programs as well as at bedsides. Now retired, Merle enjoys reading, walking, playing bridge, feeding the birds, her garden, and spending time with friends and family--including her two sons and six grandchildren.




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translucent/as a candled eggshell! What an image, Beautifyl, thoughtful poem. Barb Germiat
Posted 12/28/2019 02:18 PM
Posted 12/24/2019 05:08 PM
Paints a wonderful picture!
Posted 12/24/2019 04:33 PM
What a powerful and moving experience in reading this poem. Thank you!
Posted 12/24/2019 02:50 PM
Posted 12/24/2019 12:50 PM
Jean Colonomos-1:
A good, good morning reading your poem.
Posted 12/24/2019 11:04 AM
Concise and descriptively moving
Posted 12/24/2019 10:36 AM
My sister and I had an egg route as kids, so l've candeled a few eggs--you hold them up to a light--so this poem brought me back. Brevity adds power.
Posted 12/24/2019 09:19 AM
Gilbert Allen:
I enjoyed this clear, elegant poem.
Posted 12/24/2019 08:51 AM
Beautiful images and metaphors. Perfect for this magical day!
Posted 12/24/2019 08:24 AM
michael escoubas:
Well done, Merle. Thank you!
Posted 12/24/2019 08:12 AM

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