Poetry: As Seen at the Uffizi | clivejames.com
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      As Seen at the Uffizi

          An audience of shepherds
          Looks on adoringly
          As Mary gently bounces
          The babe upon her knee. 

          To Mary’s side stands Joseph.
          He isn’t looking on.
          To judge from his expression
          He’s wishing he were gone

          Well up into the mountains
          That rim the little town
          To dwell amongst the shepherds
          Till things have settled down.