A slow dawning — R S Thomas, UK

The first king was on horseback.

The second a pillion rider.

The third came by plane.

Where was the god-child?
He was in the manger
with the beasts, all looking

the other way where fourth
was a slow dawning because
wisdom must come on foot.

 

R. S. Thomas, Counterpoint (1990)

Shared by Sarum College, Salisbury UK

 

Photo:  London Sunrise, by Maureen Bishop