Three days before Christmas, this is as close as I can get to a holiday seasoned verse.
It's not the catchy bit of uplifting fluff you'll hear in those omnipresent traditional carols, but hey ... it is about angels.
Note: Image at right is a detail from the painting Annunciation by El Greco.
By Francis Scudellari
Choral voices — sweet, angelic —
Entice my ear;
Airy intonations striking
Awake strivings secreted deep
In shuttered soul;
Inspire yearnings; unstitch desires,
Lilting notes on cloud back beckon,
Show lighted paths up, out, toward
Yet my halfway spirit falters,
Trips as it climbs;
Old doubts, fed fears, down falls, earthly