Glowing logs and cool of night
As shepherds watch their flock
Rough assembly of tired men
habits of Cain’s stock
Marginalized and cast aside
Marked by field and sun
Nomadic pastoral men
Some old and some young

In her heart treasured up
Mary recalls the men
Who came to bow before her child
That night in Bethlehem

The rest of the poems from Rusten Harris’s Advent series on Moss Kingdom:
IncarnationChristmas EveKingsSome Kind of GloryChainsGiftsQuotidian CoupleA Thousand LightsEve & MaryTreasured UpChristmasWinter StavesThe GloriasCherubimJosephStrange RedeemerWombMagiTemple TroughAdventLord’s DayFar as the Curse is FoundJubileeThe Massacre of the InnocentsLiturgical Time

Other Advent poems on Moss Kingdom:

December 21: an Advent poem for the Winter SolsticeOf Edmund and AslanTiptoe HopeThe Second Coming by William Butler Yeats