Wednesday, January 06, 2010

The Feast of the Epiphany

Journey of the Magi

by T.S. Eliot

'A cold coming we had of it,
Just the worst time of the year
...

All this was a long time ago, I remember,
And I would do it again, but set down
This set down
This: were we led all that way for
Birth or Death? There was a Birth, certainly,
We had evidence and no doubt. I had seen birth and death,
But had thought they were different;
...

(Read the entire poem here.)

2 comments:

Margaret in Minnesota said...

This is one of my very favorite poems by one of my very favorite poets.

Thank you for the reminder to read it to the kids.

Happy Feast!

PS. My word verif. is "foofejun." Try working that one into one of your poems.

Melanie B said...

Karen, you beat me to it.Like Margaret said, one of my favorite poems, my favorite poet. As an English major, I did my junior project on Eliot and can answer just about any question ever asked about him. I do love him so.