Tag Archives: Epiphany

Epiphany: A Baby’s Cry, a Big Bang

Spiritual Sunday I love this Bruce Monroe Robison poem that updates the story of the Wise Men, imagining them acquainted with astrophysics and the Big Bang theory. As he sees it, Jesus’s infant cry also created a new universe, “the first whisper in the still tissue of space.” Matthew 2: Magi  We have seen his […]

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A Pause in Time and the Soul’s Awareness

John Thorkild Ellison has two Epiphany poems in which the spirit enters when the poet has all but given up hope.

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The Epiphany from a Camel’s Point of View

In a very engaging poem, Scott Bates tells the story of the Epiphany from the point of view of the came of one of the Wise Men.

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What in Me Is Dark Illumine

An epiphany is the moment when something divine enters the human realm. During the Epiphany season, Christians celebrate such moments. In the famous opening of “Paradise Lost,” Milton notes that the Holy Spirit is his muse and connects his own inspiration with a number of famous visitations of the Holy Spirit throughout Biblical history.

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Where Do the Magi Go from Here?

In this Muriel Spark poem about the Epiphany, the three kings are not sure about their next step, now that traditional kingship appears to have been surpassed.

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The Dove Descends, the Spirit Soars

The baptism of Jesus, like his birth, symbolizes a moment when divinity enters the world.

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Uncontrollable Mystery on the Bestial Floor

A Yeats poem about the Magi helps us transition out of Christmas and back into our work lives.

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Epiphany Sunday and the Arabian Nights

The Christian Feast of the Epiphany and the Arabian Nights come together in a fanciful Scott Bates poem about the three wise men passing through Baghdad on their way to see Jesus.

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Epiphany from a Camel’s Point of View

Scott Bates’s version of the epiphany focuses on a camel’s point of view. This camel doesn’t end up in Bethlehem but his work is no less holy.

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