A Christmas Party

Form: Cornish Sonnet

The shepherds came from their sheep on the hills
And peasants came too; a moment to see
The animals joining in, angels in frills
All joined together in days old and wild
Turning point of religious history
They’re all gathering to adore a child
A shining star to guide travelling kings
They’re bearing gifts; a cup of pure gold
Frankincense too, and myrrh of all strange things
From men of wisdom travelling so far
Sigils of life, living, and death: so bold
The gifts of the kings who followed the star
They’re all gathering to adore a child
The gifts of the kings who followed the star
The Adoration of Kings by Jean Gosseart, 1510-15, oil on oak. Located in the collection of the National Gallery, London, UK

©JGFarmer2020

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