There is so much marvelous poetry at Christmas, and not all of it is sung.
Earlier this year I became aware of the English priest and poet Malcolm Guite. His sonnets on the "O" Antiphons are really stunning. In fact, he has written sonnets for the entirety of the liturgical year.
You bore for me the One who came to bless And bear for all and make the broken whole. You heard His call and in your open ‘yes’ You spoke aloud for every living soul. Oh gracious Lady, child of your own child, Whose mother-love still calls the child in me, Call me again, for I am lost, and wild Waves suround me now. On this dark sea Shine as a star and call me to the shore. Open the door that all my sins would close And hold me in your garden. Let me share The prayer that folds the petals of the Rose. Enfold me too in Love’s last mystery And bring me to the One you bore for me.
There's much more like this available on Malcolm Guite's excellent blog
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