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A Christmas Carol Poem

G.K. Chesterton was a prolific writer that lived around the turn of the last century.  Probably most well-known for his “Father Brown” series and even more so, his apologetic book “Orthodoxy” (Which I highly recommend).  Chesterton was not a stranger to poetry.  Among the other poems that I have posted lately, I wanted to share this beautiful poem, also dealing with the Birth of our Savior.  Enjoy.

“A Christmas Carol Poem”

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

 

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