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On the Magi: Through centuries

Editor’s note: Over the course of this week, in celebration of Epiphany, we will be publishing a series of poems on the Magi by Bishop Graham Kings, originally included in Andrew Wheeler’s Desire of Nations: The Magi, their Journey and the Child (2015).





Through centuries

From the beginning,

Magi pondered and travelled;

offered and worshipped.


For the record,

Matthew collected taxes and stories;

scribed and described.


In the sermon,

Lancelot Andrewes translated and prayed;

preached for the King.


Through the poem,

T S Eliot essayed and imagined;

journeyed to Christ.

Bishop Graham Kings’s other posts may be found here. The featured image is James Tissot’s Journey of the Magi (1894). It is licensed under Creative Commons. 


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