I want to go to Orientar 

where the meadows glow purple

with frankincense flowers.

I want to watch children

laughing and singing, 

collecting the gold that falls

from the sky. No one goes hungry

in Orientar, for the orchards

of myrrh bear fruit all the year.

The kings and the queens

of Orientar are kindly and wise

and they follow their stars.

3 comments on “ORIENTAR

  1. When I was a little kid, I was sure that there was a place called Orientar, because We Three Kings came from there.

  2. Christine Lee Moore says:

    Love this! It needs to become a children’s book with some wonderful illustrations.

    • Do you do illustrations? I’d love to see them. Whenever i hear that hymn, I still think of the weird country the Magi came from. Did you know it was written by a Vermonter?


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