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Comment 27 of 77, added on January 3rd, 2010 at 11:27 AM.
I would be glad of another death
If we look at these words "I would be glad of another death" it would be
easy to be lead to believe the wise visitor of the Christ Child is feeling
pangs of despair. Despair however is not consistent with Christian
thought. The tiny baby born in the stable at Bethlehem is the cause of our
joy. "Do not be afraid" said the angels to the shepherds. Rather than
despair, another death, a physical one, is the point of entry into eternal
life where we look forever upon the face of Christ as the magus has seen
for himself. That face which is all hope and beauty and peace for a man
jaded of the things of this world. Recall another man, an elderly one,
Simeon the proghet, who waited his whole life in the temple to see the face
of of the redeemer. "Now you may release your servant oh Lord, for my
eyes have seen your salvation." He is glad of death because a life much
greater awaits him too. Happy Epiphany 2010!
Melanie McCormick from Canada
Comment 26 of 77, added on October 2nd, 2009 at 3:17 AM.
I think through this poem Eliot emphasizes the essential cycle of birth &
rebirth where neither the thought nor the action is lost with the death.
They are restored to be resumed.
The poem is above admiration.
Comment 25 of 77, added on November 3rd, 2008 at 12:49 PM.
journey of the magi is based upon a biblical story told in
Mathew,chap2,verses 1-12 magi is the plural from the classical word magus a
wise men from the east travel to Bathelem to behold the baby jesus, that
the three wise men from the east were kings is alater tradition the speaker
in the poem is one of the magi or wise men remembering his journey in olg
age the initial five lines are a quotation from a sermon preached by Bishop
Lancelot Andrews on chrismas day 1622 . These lines build up a
dispassionate rendering of the journey of the magi with the birth of the
christ , bad weather during the dead of the winter and a difficult long
journey contenue with reapeted later later also in the poem the camels
refused to move on being injured THe magi sometimes regretted undertaking
such a difficult journey . they left their warm homes for a freezing zone.
the pleasure of thier palaces were replaced by trials and problems.the
camel men also revolted in want of facilities for pleasure and comfort ..
Hostle towns, dirty village , costly inns made a hard time of it . passing
thought doubt and anguish the magi also thought of it as there fully
THIS IS AN analysis of the first part of the poem
Mohammed abdullah Alwashaly
Yemen\ Thamar University
mohammed abdullah Alwashaly
Comment 24 of 77, added on August 1st, 2008 at 8:13 PM.
jouney of the magi is a wonderful as well as a hearttouching poem....even
though it is hard 2 understand it is quite easier when understood....i
wonder how the poet could bring out meaningful similies for the biblical
incidents ,so succesfully...the sucess of the poet lies in bringing out
words which really posess entirely different meaning from what they seem to
neeraja from India
Comment 22 of 77, added on February 14th, 2008 at 6:14 PM.
T S Eliot is a poet with great wealth of language and philosophy. That is
why the poem cannot be understood after reading it once. I will advise
readers to go over it as much as possible.
Comment 21 of 77, added on February 14th, 2008 at 4:41 AM.
I believe it is a poem to read over and over again. It is full of
picturesque imagries that sends one on mental torment.
Comment 20 of 77, added on December 18th, 2007 at 11:07 PM.
Has anyone read this poem in reverse order, starting with the last line and
proceeding back to the first? It seems to flow together just as easily
backwards as forwards. I thought this was definitely a unique way to write
a poem, and it shows another element to the “journey” Eliot describes.
Mark from United States
Comment 19 of 77, added on December 7th, 2007 at 2:57 AM.
this poem could be analysed as the endurance of christains give them
Comment 18 of 77, added on May 22nd, 2007 at 9:13 PM.
Why would they put Albania on the list, they don't have Sierra Leone, stop
Anonymous from United States
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