Today is Candlemas, otherwise known as the Feast of the Presentation of Jesus in the Temple.

And the Lord, whom ye seek,
Shall suddenly come to his temple,
Even the messenger of the covenant,
Whom ye delight in:
Behold, he shall come,
Saith the LORD of hosts.

But who may abide the day of his coming?
And who shall stand when he appeareth?
For he is like a refiner’s fire,
And like fullers’ soap:

And he shall sit as a refiner and purifier of silver:
And he shall purify the sons of Levi,
And purge them as gold and silver,
That they may offer unto the Lord
An offering in righteousness.

~ Malachi 3:1


About middlingpoet

From the Gawain poet to Rainer Maria Rilke: I love traditional poetry.
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