The Nativity (1)

The angels are singing and from the humble village of
Galilea the miracle Baby is beginning his
return to his Father. Even from the East
they are coming to adore Him - those who believe
that life and history on earth are not
only a domination of nature, but hope
in something transcendent and untouchable,

able to give eternal meaning to
Man’s life, something more
than social mechanics.

The first to recognise it are the poor and the humble
out of a natural inclination, then almost everybody
is astonished at his primeval light.
What a miracle! A king without an army,
a state with no subjects, a liberation that frees not the world
but the point of view on things, able to give speech
to leaves, trees and the modulations of the wind

with God’s breathing.