Today's Beautiful Gem: `Carol of the Brown King' by Langston Hughes.

"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 jewelled boxes Of beauty untold.

"Unto His humble Manger they came
And bowed their heads In Jesus' name.

"Three Wise Men, One dark like me--
Part of His Nativity."

Om s'aantih: Peace! - J. K. Mohana Rao