The Star That Lit The Flame

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 The Way

is the way

of truth and light.

May I know The Truth

when I hear it ring. May I see

thy Holy Light right in front of my face.

May I make a righteous choice

at every curious crossroad.

May I choose the road

chosen by someone

smarter than me

by God!

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Uncle Tree

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Photograph by Keith Alan Watson


42 thoughts on “The Star That Lit The Flame

  1. seeking the righteous path is in itself a righteous thing to do.

    and i want to know what a poem with this structure called?
    like the no. of words increases gradually. : 1-2-3-4-5-6…

  2. Hello there, Jayanth! 🙂 Nice to meet you!

    This structure? I simply call it Ornamental.
    Sometimes I like to play with the presentation itself.
    “Putting music to words, and words to pictures” – my motto.
    Once in awhile the phrases lend themselves to objectivity.

    For another prime example – see my top post of all time:

    Have a wonderful Monday! O’ joy,,,
    Peace to you! Uncle Tree

  3. Love, love, love this one!! and the One you speak of! Beautifully done and I love your word placement, very creative indeed. Blessings to you and yours for a Merry Christmas! Terri

  4. Wow, no need to add more to that Uncle Tree, you have said all that needs to be said – any more would just have been decoration.

    You have been blessed with a wonderful ability to form pictures from words, and not just literally.



  5. May God, Jesus, and The Holy Spirit
    bless you throughout this special season, Terri!

    That’s a wonderful compliment. Yeah! 🙂 It’s nice to hear.
    Thank you! and have yourself a very merry Christmas!

  6. What a delight! I know what you mean about some poems lending themselves to the visual form. I love it when that happens. 🙂

    Merry Christmas, Uncle Tree! Glad to meet you. 🙂

  7. This is beautiful. Such an inspirational post to read, but also prayer to say. The “ornamental” style is excellent as well, especially coupled with your picture of the Star of Bethlehem. (Incidentally, I was recently read The Art of English Poesy by George Puttenham which discusses all the forms of poetry as experts learned them in Shakespeare’s day, and shaping the poem according to its subject was a popular style back then, they had circles, diamond, ovals, everything, so you’re in good company!) All in all, nice job, and Merry Christmas!

  8. How sweet of you to say that, Susan.
    Thank you! Thank you! Thank you very much!

    Eye-catching, heart-warming and mind-boggling
    is poetry at its best. Throw in an interesting title,
    and you’re good to go – with God, world-wide.

    Do have yourself a grand and glorious Christmas! 🙂

  9. By God, we are wonderfully made, Keith!
    With God we shall make Light work.
    By this, your inspired prayer,
    We shall surely find the Way.

    May your buds be all a-tingle at the thought of Spring.


  10. Spoken like the true gentle-man that you are.
    And your words certainly ring true, dear friend.

    May you always walk in the Light
    with your head held high in honor.

    My buds are a-tinglin’ alright. 😉
    Have a Merry Christmas, Ed!

  11. ‘Tis a day for rejoicing and receiving
    the greatest gift mankind will ever know!

    For once we have the key, an abundant life is ours,
    and we no longer need to knock before entering.

    Open up for Christmas, and Christ will stand up for you.

    Hanging with The Prince Of Peace, I am.
    Uncle Tree

  12. Marvelous! I have chosen the way of truth and light. Therefore, I will let my light shine before men, that they may see my good deeds and praise my Father in heaven. Thanks Uncle Tree for sharing that wonderful post. God bless.

  13. Poise happens – when one loses their balance and falls, whilst retaining their dignity all the way down, from the roof to the ground, and making snow-angels thereafter, where they lie with nary a cry, nor wince of pain.

    Santa Claus ▲ 2012
    © Uncle Tree

  14. Good to see you, Bonnie dear!
    Glad we made it through the year
    alive, and as well as can be, although,
    I’ll continue to hope for the better.

    🙂 Merry Christmas to you and yours!
    Luvz & Hugz, Uncle Tree

  15. What beautiful poems, Keith. Thank you for sharing them again. I’ve missed your posts and comments, and can only hope that you are happy and have little time for spending online these days. All the blessings and light of the holidays to you and yours, Elizabeth

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