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LITTLE DONKEY CLOSE YOUR EYES

Little donkey on the hill standing there so very still

Making faces at the skies little donkey close your eyes

Little monkey in the tree swinging there so merrily

Throwing coconuts at the skies little monkey close your eyes

Silly sheep that slowly crop night has come and you must stop

Chewing grass beneath the skies silly sheep now close your eyes

Little pig that squeals about make no noises with your snout

No more squealing to the skies little pig now close your eyes

Wild young bird that sweetly sing curve your head beneath your wing

Dark night covers all the skies wild young birds now close your eyes

Old black cat down in the barn keeping five small kittens warm

Let the wind blow in the skies dear old black cat close your eyes

Little child all tucked in bed looking such a sleepy head

Stars are quiet in the skies little child now close your eyes

[Written by Margaret Wise Brown]

 

THE DONKEY

When fishes flew and forests walked

And figs grew upon thorn

Some moment when the moon was blood

Then surely I was born

With monstrous head and sickening cry

And ears like errant wings

The devil’s walking parody On all four footed things

The tattered outlaw of the earth

O ancient crooked will

Starve scourge deride me: I am dumb

I keep my secret still

Fools! For I also had my hour

One far fierce hour and sweet There was a shout about my ears

And palms before my feet

 

(Written by G K Chesterton)