It’s the Feast of the Epiphany today, so a little more poetry. Then that’s it for this year, promise. This is the Journey of the Magi by T. S. Eliot. Eliot converted to Christianity in 1927 and published this poem three years later. It’s a description of that arduous journey from the point of view … Continue reading Epiphany


The bells of waiting Advent ring, The Tortoise stove is lit again And lamp-oil light across the night Has caught the streaks of winter rain In many a stained-glass window sheen From Crimson Lake to Hookers Green. Christmas is one of John Betjeman’s most openly religious poems, and one of my favourites. Published in A … Continue reading Christmas