Wednesday, December 17, 2008

The Burro

Silhouetted Man Leads a Donkey Bearing a Pregnant Woman, Reminiscent of Joseph and Mary, Israel
Silhouetted Man Leads a Donkey Bearing a Pregnant Woman,

Reminiscent of Joseph and Mary, Israel


Did the little burro know
He carried a Prince unborn?

The town was far away --
The road was dusty and worn.
The little burro was patient;
His burden was not light.

Joseph led the way
'Til Bethlehem was in sight.
View of Bethlehem, 1857 by Nikanor Grigor'evich Chernetsov
View of Bethlehem,

The burro followed the lantern
As the innkeeper showed the way.

The little animal lay to rest
Near Mary in the hay.

The burro closed his eyes
Until he heard a cry --
'Twas a joyous sound of glory
From angels in the sky.

What secret was the burro's
As he trudged on tired and worn?




He knew he carried salvation
In the Prince of Peace unborn.

Bertha Latta Treling
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Mimi

7 comments:

Mary said...

Mimi,

As always I was inspired and touched by your post. It is lovely. Thank you for sharing.

Christmas blessings to you and yours and may those blessings continue throughout 2009.

Mary

Lille meg said...

beautiful post again, Mimi!
Thank you for sharing!

Redeemed By His Love said...

Mimi,
What a wonderful post! Do you think that little burro knew he was carrying his Creator?
May you all have a Merry Christmas!
Miriam :)

jennifer said...

Mimi the poem is beautiful! Have a great weekend.

joan said...

What a lovely post! It reminds me of that song Mary did you know....I love that song. Merry Christmas!

Denise said...

Oh so beautiful and touched my heart.... I think that the burro knew that he was carrying the King of Kings.......... How could he not....


Merry Christmas girl !

SweetAnnee said...

A VERY MERRY Christmas to you my friend.
love
Deena