The Journey


We saw it rising in the western sky

Its glorious light our question why

This star was new not seen before

Yet it was promised in arcane lore


We found the text on a scrap of vellum

The star announced a new king had come

The scribe had promised long ago

Beyond mountains deserts lakes and slough


We had studied countless years

We three from different knowledge spheres 

All of us knowing in our brotherhood

There was one God we understood 


This God would bring the world to right

Through an anointed king of boundless might

He would be born neath a star of light

That none before had shone as bright


We set ourselves to journey far

To find this babe beneath the star

Alight in otherworldly splendour

we Balthazar Caspar Melchior




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Written on 2020-12-27 at 01:29

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Thomas D The PoetBay support member heart!
A nice poem for the Epiphany (or Theophany, as it is sometimes called). I enjoyed it greatly!

Bravo!!!Such a meaningful use of rhyme.Magical description of a magical journey!!!