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Advent Calendar – Day 25 – “Carol of the Brown King

  • Posted by: Alice Bampton
  • Posted Date: December 21, 2016
  • Filed Under: Library News


“Carol of the Brown King” by Langston Hughes (1902-1967)

Submitted by Alice Bampton, Communications and Marketing Dept., who has always been fascinated by the story of the Three Wise Men.


Of the three Wise Men

Who came to the King,

One was a brown man,

So they sing.


Of the three Wise Men

Who followed the Star,

One was a brown king

From afar.


They brought fine gifts

Of spices and gold

In jeweled boxes

Of beauty untold.


Unto His humble

Manger they came

And bowed their heads

In Jesus’s name.


Three Wise Men,

One dark like me –

Part of His




Falvey has numerous books by Langston Hughes.

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