Farcical Journey

Date added: 29/05/2020



Persians not Arabs,

Farsi not Arabic,

Magi not Kings,

Worship not rule.


Crazy and farcical,

Leaving two rivers,

To follow a star,

To worship a King,

A journey afar.


Leaving behind

Family and kin,

Like Abram of old,

Unlike the King,

Outside his line.


© Graham Kings, Nourishing Connections (Canterbury Press, 2020).

Commissioned and first published in Andrew Wheeler, Desire of the Nations: The Magi, their journey and the Child (Seimos Press, 2015) and on Covenant January 2016.