Sara Teasdale

(August 8, 1884 – January 29, 1933 / Missouri / United States)

Christmas Carol - Poem by Sara Teasdale

The kings they came from out the south,
All dressed in ermine fine;
They bore Him gold and chrysoprase,
And gifts of precious wine.

The shepherds came from out the north,
Their coats were brown and old;
They brought Him little new-born lambs--
They had not any gold.

The wise men came from out the east,
And they were wrapped in white;
The star that led them all the way
Did glorify the night.

The angels came from heaven high,
And they were clad with wings;
And lo, they brought a joyful song
The host of heaven sings.

The kings they knocked upon the door,
The wise men entered in,
The shepherds followed after them
To hear the song begin.

The angels sang through all the night
Until the rising sun,
But little Jesus fell asleep
Before the song was done.


Comments about Christmas Carol by Sara Teasdale

  • Alexander Julian (12/27/2017 10:53:00 PM)


    Are all the characters vegetables from that kids show? (Report) Reply

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  • Savita Tyagi (12/27/2017 1:14:00 PM)


    Lovely carol enjoyed reading. (Report) Reply

  • (12/27/2017 1:09:00 PM)


    A nice, light seasonal read. I especially liked the last two lines: But little Jesus fell asleep / Before the song was done. It reminds me of the idea of Christ as human, the part that so many people forget. He was still, ultimately, just a child at this point. (Report) Reply

  • Jeanette Telusma (12/27/2017 6:44:00 AM)


    - - -The angels came from heaven high,
    And they were clad with wings;
    And lo, they brought a joyful song
    The host of heaven sings.- - - - - A lovely POD
    I read it with enjoyment.
    (Report) Reply

  • Rajnish Manga (12/27/2017 2:17:00 AM)


    So sweet and soothing to the ears and the spirit.
    This is how Jesus was caressed by mortals and angels alike. Thanks.
    (Report) Reply

  • (12/27/2017 1:16:00 AM)


    A joyful hymn revived and reinvented with this Christmas carol...........very inspiring indeed.........great work by great
    poetess.........thanks for sharing
    (Report) Reply

  • Grace Kusta Nasralla (12/2/2017 6:52:00 PM)


    What a nice Christmas carol! I love the angels part! ! (Report) Reply

  • (12/2/2017 8:06:00 AM)


    The poems reflects deep thought, selective words, compassion and is our Christmas gift from Sara (Report) Reply

  • Seamus O Brian (12/25/2016 12:07:00 PM)


    Creative perspective, nicely written. Enjoyable Christmas read. (Report) Reply

  • Tom Allport (12/25/2016 8:44:00 AM)

    tom allport
    a saviour was born for everyone who listens (Report) Reply

  • Gladys Brown Prince (12/25/2016 6:58:00 AM)


    Songs by angels who bring with good news,
    What a night it was, for those shepherds too!
    (Report) Reply

  • Muzahidul Reza (12/25/2016 1:39:00 AM)


    The kings they came from out the south,
    All dressed in ermine fine;
    They bore Him gold and chrysoprase,
    And gifts of precious wine.

    nicely witten, thank you for sharing the poem with us
    (Report) Reply

  • Col Muhamad Khalid Khan (12/25/2016 12:33:00 AM)

    Christmas Carol
    A beautiful poem Sara, Happy Christmas.Congratulations on being member of the day.
    Col Muhammad Khalid khan
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  • (11/25/2016 7:41:00 PM)


    (Christmas Carol - Poem by Sara Teasdale.) **I never tire of the ancient story divine. (Report) Reply

  • Tapan M. Saren (11/23/2016 9:40:00 AM)


    Wow! Fine invention....... (Report) Reply

  • Rajnish Manga (12/24/2015 8:47:00 PM)


    It is how little Jesus was ushered in and delivered to the world. So sweet and lovely carol.
    The kings they came from out the south,
    The shepherds came from out the north,
    The wise men came from out the east,
    The angels came from heaven high,
    (Report) Reply

  • Susan Williams (12/24/2015 7:28:00 PM)


    I am somewhat surprised that Sara Teasdale wrote this. Not saying she shouldn't or couldn't. Just saying I wasn't expecting this from her. Sweet and smooth faith poem. (Report) Reply

  • Rosie Bourget (12/24/2015 6:06:00 PM)


    Beautiful piece. Good job Sara! ! (Report) Reply

  • Melissa Patty (12/24/2015 7:39:00 AM)


    Really nice poem! Thankyou for sharing (Report) Reply

  • (12/24/2015 7:31:00 AM)


    Amazing Christmas carol. Thanks for sharing on PH on the eve of Christmas. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003



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