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).
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.