A birth confounding will to power:
Innocent hope as ever sought.
Star alone and still:
Romantic idea as ever caught.
Beasts’ warmth, comfort birth:
Ironic scene as ever conceived.
Gold, frankincense, myrrh:
Prophetic gifts as ever received.
Shepherds wake at heralds’ call:
Idyllic response as ever thought.
Infant sign, Universal peace:
Troubling paradox as ever taught.
Each alone, in one all:
Love of life as ever revered.
Mythic light, gentle becoming:|
Earthly wrath as ever feared.
Image ‘Jesus calms the Sea’, Sculptor: Roderick Burgess, New Zealand. Photographer: Clive Oxford
This bronze sculpture looks out to sea from the Ruatara Chapel at Vaughan Park.