Saturday, December 02, 2006

A Christmas Carol by G.K. Chesterton

Makoto Fujimura

A Christmas Carol
by G.K. Chesterton

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
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.
(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,
And all the stars looked down.

1 Comments:

At 11:52 PM, Blogger missmellifluous said...

That is so beautiful! I love it! Thank you for introducing me to such a lovely verse.

 

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