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Comment 25 of 95, 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
the student\
Mohammed abdullah Alwashaly
Yemen\ Thamar University

mohammed abdullah Alwashaly from Yemen
Comment 24 of 95, 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 23 of 95, added on February 15th, 2008 at 2:41 AM.

The poem is fantastic.

Badmus mustapha olalekan from Nigeria
Comment 22 of 95, 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.

Oyehan Abdu-R-Rosheed from Nigeria
Comment 21 of 95, 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.

Werlay from Nigeria
Comment 20 of 95, 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 95, added on December 7th, 2007 at 2:57 AM.

this poem could be analysed as the endurance of christains give them
success atlast.

eunice from Nigeria
Comment 18 of 95, 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
Comment 17 of 95, added on March 31st, 2007 at 11:54 AM.

i find the poem so illustrative of the pains an hardship the magi faced.it
quite touch me that all those where 4 a baby.

yinka from Nigeria
Comment 16 of 95, added on March 21st, 2006 at 2:39 PM.

It is one of my favourites. I even have a personal way of experiencing it:
to me, it is about our sharp moments of growth, about our learning new
things and new facts and the way they "disturb" our peace. They may be bad,
they may be good, or they may be just disturbing, and it takes a long time
for us to adapt to the new world this specific truth brought us to, that
sometimes we fear its existence.

P.s. I was a bit insulted by the "Choose your Country" not including
Albania. There are people reading Eliot in this side of the world too.


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Poet: T.S. Eliot
Poem: Journey Of The Magi
Volume: The Faber Book of Modern Verse
Added: Feb 21 2003
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