Saturday, December 24, 2011

             The Magi Carol

Sheep of the fold, fowls of the storm,
In chill the child, chaste in his manger--
The kings are coming to crown a King
And here we are, waiting to welcome
                           them together:
              We wish you joy again--
                   Gale, oak & heather,
              Mistletoe & pine--
                   In any winter weather.

Bearing gold, gifts of myrrh,
Of frankincense--seed of thyme,
Vervain and thorn, horn at the gate--
The Magi move among the snows 
                           together:
               We wish you joy again--
                    Gale, oak & heather,
               Mistletoe & pine--
                    In any winter weather.
 
Reap the heart of the hoar oak
With a scythe of ore, open the gate
Of the golden bough, bend to dream
Before the stable, the stall of fortune
                            all together:
                We wish you joy again--
                     Gale, oak & heather,
                Mistletoe & pine--
                     In any winter weather.

                                       ------Wesli Court

3 comments:

Ирина said...

thank you for sharing the poem, your blog is very nice) I'd like to invite you to my blog, there is my song there) it is also about Christmas and New Year. Greetings from Russia, Irina

Pumpkin said...

What a lovely poem. I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and all the best in the New Year :o)

Carolyn NC said...

Beautiful - hope you had a great Christmas and Happy New Year!