Beanery Online Literary Magazine

December 25, 2009

Anno Domini: The Beginning

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ANNO DOMINI: THE BEGINNING

Joanne McGough

Morning broke slowly.

With great force but no haste

                     the Source of (more…)

December 24, 2009

Freely Given

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FREELY GIVEN

Joanne McGough

Gifts rare, freely given

           In the spirit and grace of this time

           And all time.

Love, without conditions,

          accepting

          as the rose opens to the sun

          Blossom now.

          For you, a sheltered garden

                    safe for blooming.

Peace, portioned without cost,

          generously

          as wild flowers sprinkle colors

          through a green field.

          Partake of the offering.

          Pluck all you want.

 ~~~

ADDITIONAL READING:

Christmas. Whose Season Is It?

IN WINTERSCAPE…COMES THE SONG

Christmas Memories

Noel

A BROKEN LEG FOR CHRISTMAS

December 23, 2009

Do You Hear What I Hear?

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DO YOU HEAR WHAT I HEAR?

An Irritating Christmas Carol

Melanie Stefanic

 

     Every year when I hear a certain Christmas song I cringe at one phrase. 

     “Here it comes,” I think when I hear the carol Do You Hear What I Hear:

               Said the shepherd boy to the mighty king
               Do you know what I know
               In your palace wall mighty king
               Do you know what I know
               A child, a child
               Shivers in the cold
               Let us bring him silver and gold
               Let us bring him silver and gold

     The irritating phrase, repeated (more…)

December 21, 2009

The Christmas Stocking Legacy

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THE CHRISTMAS STOCKING LEGACY

Joe F. Stierheim

      This is a story about my son’s wife, Yvonne, and her Christmas stockings.

     So that you might understand her and the story a little better, I must tell you some things about Yvonne. She is of Klamath and Cheyenne Indian descent, although she doesn’t look it. Celtic genes undoubtedly (more…)

December 19, 2009

Noel

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NOEL

Joan

This is a poem of the season
Its words, its verse, its song
A colorful, frost-clad vision
Journeying in hearts ‘ere long

Memories framed in golden hue

Of sweetest dreams come true

 A cone fir tree set aglow

Silver bells echo so clear
Snowflakes dance soft and slow
Christmas day draws near
And hushed refrains become
A joyous merry hum
 

Even as red ribbons are tied

Promising enchantment tenfold

 A wondrous star appears as guide
The timeless story is retold

 And the Earth reveals

The joy it feels

 ~~~
ADDITIONAL READING:

Christmas. Whose Season Is It?

IN WINTERSCAPE…COMES THE SONG

A BROKEN LEG FOR CHRISTMAS

How to Count the Gifts Given in the Twelve Days of Christmas

Christmas Memories

THE TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS 2007-A

THE TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS: 2008 STYLE (more…)

December 5, 2009

Ligonier (PA)

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LIGONIER

Words and music by Joe F. Stierheim

Joe is a writer of many genres. Below is a song he wrote about Ligonier, PA, his town of residence. He brought the piece to the Beanery Writers Group and Ligonier’s Mello Mike night. At each event people joined in singing the lilt of the chorus. At the end are some Christmas verses.

Ligonier, Ligonier, whether I’m far or near
I’m so happy to say my home is Ligonier.

I love to see the mountains in the morning sun.
I love to see them once again when the day is done.
No matter where I wander (more…)