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The Three Queens (as opposed to The Three Kings)

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By Ginny~moderator on Monday, January 2, 2006 - 02:53 pm:

As Epiphany approaches, I want to share this wonderful poem I came across:

THE QUEENS CAME LATE
The Queens came late, but the Queens were there
With gifts in their hands and crowns in their hair.
They'd come, these three, like the Kings, from far,
Following, yes, that guiding star.
They'd left their ladles, linens, looms,
Their children playing in nursery rooms,
And told their sitters:
"Take charge! For this
Is a marvelous sight we must not miss!"
The Queens came late, but not too late
To see the animals small and great,
Feathered and furred, domestic and wild,
Gathered to gaze at a mother and child.
And rather than frankincense and myrrh
And gold for the babe, they brought for her
Who held him, a homespun gown of blue,
And chicken soup--with noodles, too-
And a lingering, lasting, cradle-song.
The Queens came late and stayed not long,
For their thoughts already were straining far-
Past manger and mother and guiding star
And a child aglow as a morning sun-
Toward home and children and chores undone.

Norma Farber (from "When It Snowed That Night," 1993)

By Crystal915 on Tuesday, January 3, 2006 - 08:10 am:

That's really neat... :)

By Bea on Friday, January 6, 2006 - 06:47 pm:

I love that Ginny. I'm saving it. Thanks

Have you heard......?

Three Wise Women

You know what would have happened if there had been three wise WOMEN instead of three wise MEN, donít you? They would have asked for directions, arrived on time, helped deliver the Baby, cleaned the stable, brought a casserole, and other practical gifts.


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