On the Magi: Offerings presented Bishop Graham Kings January 9, 2016 Poetry 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). Advertisement Offerings Presented Away from home, Mission accomplished: It is finished. Star trek over, King discovered, But not as they know it. Rapturous joy, Offerings unwrapped. Mined mineral, for brilliant mind; Sweet savour, for sense of spirit; Balm of burial, for enwrapped body. Warned and turned, They follow the Way: Another way home. The featured image is from Ninian Comper’s reredos in the Lady Chapel of Downside Abbey. The photo was taken by Fr. Lawrence Lew, O.P., and is licensed under Creative Commons. Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. Δ This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.