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'Tis the Season XI
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345<br>Tis the Season XI

'Tis the Season XI


-Bruce Cockburn "Cry of a Tiny Babe"
(from Nothing But a Burning Light, 1991)

...The child is born in the fullness of time
Three wise astrologers take note of the signs
Come to pay their respects to the fragile little king
Get pretty close to wrecking everything
'Cause the governing body of the Holy land
Is that of Herod, a paranoid man
Who when he hears there's a baby born King of the Jews
Sends death squads to kill all male children under two
But that same bright angel warns the parents in a dream
And they head out for the border and get away clean

Like a stone on the surface of a still river
Driving the ripples on forever
Redemption rips through the surface of time
In the cry of a tiny babe...

For the December Advent Calendar challenge.

Canon EOS 40D ,Sigma 50mm F1.4 EX DG HSM
0.80s f/3.5 at 50.0mm iso100 full exif

other sizes: small medium original
LynnH12-Dec-2010 05:28
Lovely traditional nativity set. Nice POV!
Johnny JAG11-Dec-2010 19:26
Great focus here.
Doug Kessler11-Dec-2010 17:03
Beautiful shot! V
Kinga Chwalkowska Zadlak11-Dec-2010 08:31
Fantastic shot & fantastic capture! ~V~
Janice Dunn11-Dec-2010 08:14
It's a beautiful nativity scene - and well shown by you.
borisalex11-Dec-2010 06:28
You did wonderful here in focus and depth of field! Very nice nativity!
Gayle P. Clement11-Dec-2010 03:29
I like the perspective on this one.
larose forest photos11-Dec-2010 03:18
Beautiful image to accompany Bruce Cockburn's song! Very nicely done! V
laine11-Dec-2010 03:08
Always a beautiful scene...
Bill Ewart Jr11-Dec-2010 01:16
Bruce is loved around here, got to see him play on the Island once!!!! Great shot of this tiny scene!!!!!!
Cindi Smith11-Dec-2010 01:08
The poetry is awesome. A lovely nativity scene and it was all planned out that way so that Jesus would be born in Bethlehem. :)
carol j. phipps11-Dec-2010 00:32
Pretty nativity! I like the tones.
Jola Dziubinska10-Dec-2010 23:54
Beautiful nativity scene and so precious.
Coleen Perilloux Landry10-Dec-2010 23:10
A lovely nativity set. I'll bet your Mom has had it for quite a while and little hands have touched it through the years.
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