Posted by: W. E. Poplaski | December 26, 2008

POEM OF THE DAY: A Christmas Carol

by Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874 – 1936).

 

A Christmas Carol (1900)

 

The Christ-child lay on Mary’s lap,

His hair was like a light.

(O weary, weary were the world,

But here is all aright.)

 

The Christ-child lay on Mary’s breast                       5

His hair was like a star.

(O stern and cunning are the kings,

But here the true hearts are.)

 

The Christ-child lay on Mary’s heart,

His hair was like a fire.                                                 10

(O weary, weary is the world,

But here the world’s desire.)

 

The Christ-child stood on Mary’s knee,

His hair was like a crown,

And all the flowers looked up at Him,                    15

And all the stars looked down.

 

Notes:

http://chesterton.org/

http://www.cse.dmu.ac.uk/~mward/gkc/index.html

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