Last year, Steven Colborne of Perfect Chaos posted a challenge to enter a four line poem with a Christmas theme. The end result on my part was the second stanza of the poem below. I have since expanded it in keeping with the season.
Watchers of the sky, they followed a star
Leading them westwards from afar
Its regal meaning they could attest
But journey was needed their theory to test
Learned yes, wise pra’ps not
For they went to the palace and not the manger cot
A king the sought, and two kings they met
But it was with babe king that their needs were met.
At stable humble, they did alight
Kneeling in the star’s guiding light
They proffered gifts
Of wealth and might
Scent and gold
Power in Heaven and on Earth
And dark ointment of death
To mark His birth.