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Quite Still the Night – a Poem by Jody Seymour

by | Dec 22, 2022 | Arts & Entertainment, News, The Written Word

Quite still the night
disturbed by stars
singing like angel voices
Shepherds struggled to
understand why
the selection was theirs

Quite still the night
but for a knock
heard late by a
sleepy and tired
innkeeper who had
no room but
gave them space
out back

Quite still the night
animals displaced
awakened from sleep
to witness a birth
amidst their home
even surprised were they

Quite still the night
now for you
to listen to this
quite silent night
The noisy world needs
this quite
more than ever

Dr. Jody Seymour

Jody Seymour retired after serving Davidson United Methodist Church as Senior Pastor for 13 years and being a pastor for forty-six years in the Western North Carolina Conference. He is the author of six books and resides just outside of Davidson with his wife, Betsy.

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