Gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.
~ GK Chesterton

Sunday, January 5, 2014

It is still Christmas!

Another Christmas poem.  Another Chesterton.


A Christmas Carol
by GK 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.




This can be found online in many places.  Mine is from "The Harp and Laurel Wreath" by Laura Berquist. Not an affiliate link; for informational purposes only.

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