The Hidden Country

Search for it as hidden; dig for it as buried.
Treasure unimaginable, I speak of!

Peel back the veil of mortal stain we call logic
and find the real wisdom (He has a name).

This king returns your meagre offering:
gold of Ophir, aromatic gum, balm of myrrh.
One hundred talents and all the gems she brought with her.

This is why we worship.
Such a sovereign inspires forfeit.

 

View the painting that inspired the poem.


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