Beannachtaí na Nollag….


Wishing you

a blessed Christmas


peaceful New Year

Unto Us…

Past the inn with ne’er a vacancy,

raucous revelry, receding…

Around the back to the stables.

Animals stirring… then still,

breathing warmth

in cold night air.

Aloft, a movement of wings.

In a makeshift crib

on a bed of straw

under a thousand stars,

a new born babe…

Gentled to her breast

by a young Jewess.

And by their side

a quiet man of few words,



Seán Walsh 2020



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  1. Martin Hogan says:

    A beautiful reflection by Sean Walsh. It conveys so much in so few words. It is very typical of the style of this writer who has offered us so many memorable plays relating to the passion and death of Jesus. The ‘quiet man of few words’ is a familiar character to many of us in Ireland. Sean’s poetic instinct is a match for his ability to write powerful drama, both springing from his deep faith and richly lived life experience.

  2. sean walsh says:

    If anyone wishes to save or share my wee poem, Unto Us, here is the link:


    Touch to expand – unto poster size should you so wish…

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