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Title: can I submit a Palm Sunday poem here?
Post by: susanna on April 17, 2011, 02:54:31 PM
 +++   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

GK Chesterton


Title: Re: can I submit a Palm Sunday poem here?
Post by: Patricia on April 17, 2011, 09:08:44 PM
Lovely! :)


Title: Re: can I submit a Palm Sunday poem here?
Post by: Shin on April 17, 2011, 09:19:34 PM
This is reminding me of Dream of the Rood.

A very ancient poem where the Cross itself speaks, as if it were a person.