The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

The Magi

Words: Y. B. Yeats (1865-1939)
Responsibilities and Other Poems, 1916.
Vocal Recording by Douglas D. Anderson: MP3 / OGG

Source:, The Magi by W B Yeats

NOW as at all times I can see in the mind’s eye,
In their stiff, painted clothes, the pale unsatisfied ones
Appear and disappear in the blue depth of the sky
With all their ancient faces like rain-beaten stones,
And all their helms of silver hovering side by side,
And all their eyes still fixed, hoping to find once more,
Being by Calvary’s turbulence unsatisfied,
The uncontrollable mystery on the bestial floor.

Editor's Note:

This poem is being recorded by several volunteers at in the second week of January, 2007. Check back for a link.

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