Sunday, December 20, 2015

Christ Mass--By James Rasmusson--United States

Christ Mass

Around an azure earth
there shows a golden aura
for in Christmas there is
a knitting of humankind.

Yet there is sadness
in the tinsel and trappings
that stand as road blocks
along the way that leads
to the real Christ Mass.

James began writing in the 1960’s and immediately showed a love for seasonal, humorous, and philosophical poetry. In the late 70’s, he became an ardent photographer and soon found that the two artistic mediums cross pollinated each other. West Michigan is an art Mecca with over 100 galleries and art camps with Jim residing in the lovely coastal town of Holland, Michigan. A practitioner of Surat Shabd Yoga since 1972, his art is an expression of his lifetime love affair with nature and his quest for truth. James is the winner of many awards in both photography and poetry including the 2005 Shadow Poetry 5th biannual chapbook competition. The artist says he likes to underscore the abstract and tease the mind and be ever alert for juxtapositions that express irony, absurdity, and poignancy, desiring for people to feel both tension and resolution in his compositions.


  1. Beautifully expressed James! The true reason for Christmas should always be a shining example. I wish you a wonderful New Year my friend. Love and Aloha, Connie