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