Monday, 24 December 2012

Wise Men and Simple Men by Ethel Blount

Noel by Arthur Hughes,
The Vineyard, December 1910

The Wise Men and the Simple Men
Were bound to run a race:
The Simple Men were first to come 
Within the holy place.

The Wise Men three full valiantly
Pushed on the farther way,
And found, though late, the Manger Bed
In which their Saviour lay.

By this we see Simplicity
Will reach its goal full fast;
And Science too, by harder way,
Will find its own at last.

(from The Vineyard, December 1910, p.262; from the section 'For the Children')

Wishing you all a Merry Christmas!

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