The Donkey
AUTHOR: Chesterton, Gilbert K.
PUBLISHED ON: February 22, 2006
DOC SOURCE: http://www.dur.ac.uk
TAGS: poetry

        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#39;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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