Poetry, VOLUME 1

Poem: G.K. Chesterton “A Christmas Carol” [Vol. 1, #48]

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 at 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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