Journey of the Magi

The magi courageously chose to come to Christ. In 1927, the poet T. S. Eliot made the same choice. But in all such seeking, some things must die.

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“The Journey of the Magi” (circa 1886-94) by James Tissot

Journey of the Magi
by T. S. Eliot

‘A cold coming we had of it,
Just the worst time of the year
For a journey, and such a long journey:
The ways deep and the weather sharp,
The very dead of winter.’
And the camels . . .

Click here to read the rest of this poem —
or to hear T. S. Eliot read it

From the Ariel Poems poetry pamphlet Series
(Faber & faber,1927)

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