Love came down at Christmas,
Love all lovely, Love Divine;
Love was born at Christmas,
Star and Angels gave the sign.
~Love Came Down at Christmas, Christina Georgina Rossetti, 1885
This is the irrational season
When love blooms bright and wild.
Had Mary been filled with reason
There’d have been no room for the child.
~After Annunciation, Madeleine L’Engle, 1978