‘The Donkey’

The Donkey by G.K. Chesterton (1874–1936)

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.


One Response to “‘The Donkey’”

  1. keishinta Says:

    donkey ??? What I thought about donkey is stupid animal and slowly.
    But,, my question is “why Jesus using this animal at that moment ? Why not horse ?”

    Just wondering why ???

    Nice to know you, Layne …

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