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Wednesday, November 11, 2009

A Favorite Poem of Mine

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.

- G.K. Chesterton

A beloved poem of my childhood.

1 comment:

Walt said...

Puts me in mind of the old Disney cartoon, "The Small One." (It's included on "Walt Disney's Classic Cartoon Favorites Volume 9: Classic Holiday Stories" DVD along with "Pluto's Christmas Tree" and "Mickey's Christmas Carol.")

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