The Legend of La Befana
by LindaAnn LoSchiavo
Needing directions, the three wise men knocked. Then La Befana welcomes them, prepares Delicious food for high-born guests, asks where They’re headed with expensive gifts. They talked About a star, a newborn. She was shocked. Who is he? “A Messiah! The night sky flares To guide us, carrying gold, precious wares. Come with us!” they said. But Befana balked.
Alone she gets involved with housework but, Soon realizing her mistake, she runs Outside. Their holy quest has her beguiled. Where’s Bethlehem? Which road is the shortcut? Too late! Ashamed, a new solution comes. Each Christmas she’ll go searching for this child.