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"The Donkey" Poem
Posted by: Gail Cameron (---.DialUp.13.zol.co.zw)
Date: August 11, 2004 06:52PM

I'm trying to find the author, some info about when the poem was written. The first line is "When fishes flew and forests walked and figs grew upon thorn"


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Re: "The Donkey" Poem
Posted by: Linda (---.cache.pol.co.uk)
Date: August 11, 2004 07:43PM

G.K. Chesterton. It is called The Donkey

Try this link
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Re: "The Donkey" Poem
Posted by: Pam Adams (---.bus.csupomona.edu)
Date: August 11, 2004 08:02PM

On first reading, I thought it was 'some moment when the moon was BLOND.'

pam

THE DONKEY
G.K. Chesterton

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.


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Re: "The Donkey" Poem
Posted by: Hugh Clary (---.denver-03rh15rt.co.dial-access.att.net)
Date: August 12, 2004 10:22AM

The palms before my feet reference is to Jesus, riding into Jerusalem, of course. Origin of Palm Sunday?


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Re: "The Donkey" Poem
Posted by: Linda (---.cache.pol.co.uk)
Date: August 12, 2004 02:33PM

Of course. We (RC) have the problem its also Passion Sunday. We start the service with the entry into Jerusalem readings, process round the car park waving greenery and then into church for a normal service with a full reading of the passion, just in case you can't make it on Good Friday.



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