CHRISTMAS IN SPAIN
Bring to the dark Madonna no more myrrh,
Bring to her Child
No gold or frankincense. To him and her
Lead no more asses piled
With jars of spikenard and bales of silk.
But to them bring
Lavishly gifts of milk. Oh bring them milk
Swiftly, shepherd and king!
Lest the dark mother waking in the morn
Sees on her bosom not the Christ new-born,
But Christ the crucified.