Searching by starlight

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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

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What the donkey saw

Donkey

No room in the inn, of course,
And not that much in the stable
What with the shepherds, Magi, Mary,
Joseph, the heavenly host –
Not to mention the baby
Using our manger as a cot.
You couldn’t have squeezed another cherub in
For love or money.

Still, in spite of the overcrowding,
I did my best to make them feel wanted.
I could see the baby and I
Would be going places together.

–U. A. Fanthorpe
(1929 – 2009)

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B.C. / A.D.

. . . 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.
This was the moment when Before
Turned into After . . .

–U. A. Fanthorpe

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