Journey of the Magi
by T.S. Eliot
Journey of the Magi Resources
Which is why he won the Nobel Prize. Check out his moving (and longwinded) acceptance speech.
Always a reliable source for all things poetry, Poets.org features an informative (and concise) bio of the guy, plus a plethora of poems to peruse.
For those of you up for a more in depth approach, check out the Poetry Foundation's extensive biography, and lengthy collection of Eliot's work. This site's sure to scratch your Eliot itch.
Some University of South Florida students get their research on. Group work for the win.
Grover Smith, Robert Crawford, and A. David Moody offer some good ideas on Eliot's poem. Put your thinking caps on, because this stuff's high falutin'.
This video's got read-along text, to go with the audio.
The only thing this song has in common with the poem is the title (and some themes). But still, it's worth a listen, if only because you want to sing "Moses was old!" at the top of your lungs. And don't we all?
The man. The legend. The poem.
Here's one scholar's take on an approximate route the Magi could have taken to get to Bethlehem. They went quite a ways, if we may say so. Couldn't the angel have asked a Syrian king or something?
He could paint like nobody's business, so thank goodness he had the chops to paint the moment the kings meet the newborn baby Jesus.
Take it from Shmoop: we've seen DaVinci's take on this scene at the Uffizi in Florence, and it's as awesome in person as it is on the screen.
This book, edited by A. David Moody, looks at many facets of T.S. Eliot's work from the perspective of many Eliot scholars throughout the world. If you're in love with Eliot's brain, this is a good place to start.
O Henry's most famous short story tackles the Magis' story in allegorical form. And Shmoop's got the goods to help you understand it.