THE INVITATION The foxes have holes ….. Matt. 8:20

The Gloucestershire foxes’ message

To the child beyond our sea:

We d’ hear thee was born in a stable.

Us dreams uneasy of thee.

 

Us knows the pack be after thee

Us knows how that du end,

The chase, the kill, the cheering,

Dying wi’out a friend.

 

So, lover, us makes this suggestion

To thee and thy fam’ly tu:

Come live wi we under Westridge

Where the huntin folk be few.

 

Thee’ll play wi cubs in the sunshine,

Sleep in our snuggest den,

And feed on – well, us’ll see to that –

Forget they beastly men.

 

Maybe thee thinks tis too far off,

Our language strange to thee,

But remember us foxes of Westridge

When thou tires of humanity.

U. A. Fanthorpe “Christmas Poems”: Enitharmon press

Robin’s round

Robin’s Round

I am the proper

Bird for this season –

Not blessed St Turkey,

Born to be eaten.

I’m man’s inedible

Permanent bird.

I dine in his garden,

My spoon is his spade.

I’m the true token

Of Christ the Child-King:

I nest in man’s stable,

I eat at man’s table,

Through all his dark winters

I sing.

 U. A. Fanthorpe “Christmas Poems”: Enitharmon press

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BC – AD

BC – AD

This was the moment when Before

Turned into After, and the future’s

Uninvented timekeepers presented arms.

This was the moment when nothing

Happened.  Only dull peace

Sprawled boringly over the earth.

This was the moment when even energetic Romans

Could find nothing better to do

Than counting heads in remote provinces.

And this was the moment

When a few farm workers and three

Members of an obscure Persian sect

Walked haphazard by starlight straight

Into the kingdom of heaven.

U. A. Fanthorpe “Christmas Poems”: Enitharmon press

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