The blue sapphire.

December 25.

Thou hast not made, or taught me, Lord, to care
For times and seasons—but this one glad day
Is the blue sapphire clasping all the lights
That flash in the girdle of the year so fair
When thou wast born a man, because alway
Thou wast and art a man, through all the flights
Of thought, and time, and thousandfold creation’s play.

-George MacDonald

4 thoughts on “The blue sapphire.

  1. For me, and with dictionary help, the key is “girdle,” appropriately in the very middle of the poem, as opposed to where the girdle is on the sapphire. MacDonald’s lapidary choice of words throughout this poem is a wonder and a beauty. Thank you for posting the poem, a Christmas gift to your readers.

    Liked by 1 person

Leave a comment

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.