Four poems for Christmas and Epiphany.
These poems re-tell the Magi's journey as an allegory of the development of human knowledge and scientific method, ending with the epiphany of the Christ overturning our understanding of the nature of true power.
The sequence was written for the carol service at St John's, West Ealing, in 1998, and could form the basis of a Christmas or Epiphany service. Any number of readers can be used (preferably not three!) with the text broken up between them. The poems also stand alone as single readings, The epiphany in particular.