Evensong January 20, 2021
Please bring a collection of candles or tea lights.
A stable’s a good place for revelations.
Some of the most profound discoveries
are made in back rooms, half by accident,
by people half-exhausted, looking for something else.
Just as we felt like giving up,
when the whole thing had become ridiculous
and had gone on much too long, and we were blaming
everybody else for our mistakes,
we came upon the unexpected answer
in the most unlikely place:
a speechless, thoughtless, helpless child
who just lay there, needing to be loved.
The last of four poems in the sequence Magi.
© Godfrey Rust 1998, firstname.lastname@example.org.
“I’ve just had an apostrophe.”
“I think you mean an epiphany.”
“Lightning has just struck my brain.”
Captain Hook and Smee in Steven Spielberg’s Hook