Poetry, Volume 9

T.S. Eliot Reads “Journey of the Magi” [Epiphany]


Today, January 6, is Epiphany, also known as Three Kings’ Day,

a Christian feast day that celebrates the revelation of God in his Son as human in Jesus Christ. In Western Christianity, the feast commemorates principally (but not solely) the visit of the Magi to the Christ child, and thus Jesus’ physical manifestation to the Gentiles. (via Wikipedia)

In honor of the occasion, here is T.S. Eliot reading his brief poem “The Journey of the Magi”

This poem can be found in:

[easyazon_link identifier=”0151189781″ locale=”US” tag=”douloschristo-20″]T. S. Eliot: Collected Poems, 1909-1962[/easyazon_link]

*** Also of interest, T.S. Eliot reading “The Waste Land”



C. Christopher Smith is the founding editor of The Englewood Review of Books. He is also author of a number of books, including most recently How the Body of Christ Talks: Recovering the Practice of Conversation in the Church (Brazos Press, 2019). Connect with him online at: C-Christopher-Smith.com

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