Neil Daswani captures the silence of the Christmas Night in his latest poem.
… all was calm
… all was bright
through the honest hours
watchers kneeling on white glisten
knew the evanescent light
the rhythm of psalm and hymn
which sought to give them a sign
above the rustle, bustle, scratch
and nestle of lambs knowledge of the what, why and where
if they had only listened
for the silence of the letters
… from all the words on high
About the Poet
Neil Daswani is a naturalized Singaporean of Indian origin. Over the past thirty-one years he has lived and worked in Singapore, Hong Kong and the Middle East. This international background finds expression in his poetry. He is a banker by day and a poet by night who now writes poetry prolifically. His poetry covers a myriad of themes ranging from nature and mythology, high school physics and history, to humour and the ebb and flow of love and relationships.