Chesterton and the Donkey

Chesterton once penned a poem from the perspective of the donkey that Jesus rode:

G.K. Chesterton (1874–1936)

The Donkey

When fishes flew and forests walked
And figs grew upon thorn,
Some moment when the moon was blood
Then surely I was born;

With monstrous head and sickening cry
And ears like errant wings,
The devil’s walking parody
On all four-footed things.

The tattered outlaw of the earth,
Of ancient crooked will;
Starve, scourge, deride me: I am dumb,
I keep my secret still.

Fools! For I also had my hour;
One far fierce hour and sweet:
There was a shout about my ears,
And palms before my feet.

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About Uri Brito

I am the Pastor of Providence Church (CREC) in Pensacola, Fl.
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One Response to Chesterton and the Donkey

  1. Pingback: G K Chesterton on Prophets And The Garden Of Eden « Belief In The Communion Of Saints

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