Short Christmas Poems, more music.

There is nothing wrong with short poems, so I thought I would put a few up. This is by C.S. Lewis. Most people think of him as a theologian or novelist. But, like most Inklings including Tolkien, he was a poet first.

The Nativity

Among the oxen (like an ox I’m slow)
I see a glory in the stable grow
Which, with the ox’s dullness might at length
Give me an ox’s strength.

Among the asses (stubborn I as they)
I see my Savior where I looked for hay;
So may my beast like folly learn at least
The patience of a beast.

Among the sheep (I like a sheep have strayed)
I watch the manger where my Lord is laid;
Oh that my baaing nature would win thence
Some woolly innocence!

Clive Staples Lewis

Lewis is generous. Belloc is more in the current zeitgeist.

Lines for a Christmas Card

May all my enemies go to hell,
Noel, Noel, Noel, Noel.

Hilaire Belloc