С Рождеством (s Rozhdestvom)! Merry Christmas!
The saviour was born
into fierce, brutish cold.
Shepherds’ small campfires blazed in the wasteland.
A blizzard seethed and battered the souls
of the humble kings who bore gifts for the infant.
The camels lifted their shaggy legs in sequence.
The wind howled.
The star, aflame in the night,
looked on as the paths of the three processions
converged on Christ’s cave like beams of light.
P.S. You can also watch a wonderful cartoon called ‘Rozhdestvo’ (The Nativity) directed by Mikhail Aldashev: