Gilbert Keith Chesterton

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Gilbert Keith Chesterton was an English writer. He published works on philosophy, ontology, poetry, plays, journalism, public lectures and debates, literary and art criticism, biography, Christian apologetics, and fiction, including fantasy and detective fiction. Chesterton has been called the "prince of paradox". Time magazine, in a review of a bi ...

Gilbert Keith Chesterton Poems

1.
A Ballade Of Suicide

The gallows in my garden, people say,
Is new and neat and adequately tall;
I tie the noose on in a knowing way
As one that knots his necktie for a ball;
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2.
A Prayer In Darkness

This much, O heaven—if I should brood or rave,
Pity me not; but let the world be fed,
Yea, in my madness if I strike me dead,
Heed you the grass that grows upon my grave.
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3.
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;
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4.
A Song Of Defeat

The line breaks and the guns go under,
The lords and the lackeys ride the plain;
I draw deep breaths of the dawn and thunder,
And the whole of my heart grows young again.
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5.
The Rolling English Road

Before the Roman came to Rye or out to Severn strode,
The rolling English drunkard made the rolling English road.
A reeling road, a rolling road, that rambles round the shire,
And after him the parson ran, the sexton and the squire;
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Gilbert Keith Chesterton Quotes

11 November 2014

The vulgar man is always the most distinguished, for the very desire to be distinguished is vulgar.

11 November 2014

Buddhism is not a creed, it is a doubt.

11 November 2014

The mere brute pleasure of reading—the sort of pleasure a cow must have in grazing.

11 November 2014

I do not believe in a fate that falls on men however they act; but I do believe in a fate that falls on them unless they act.

11 November 2014

Compromise used to mean that half a loaf was better than no bread. Among modern statesmen it really seems to mean that half a loaf is better than a whole loaf.

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Michael Walker 31 July 2019

I have read some of his novels and poems. essentially, Chesterton is a conservative, religious Englishman, but that is far from the whole story. He is still relevant today.

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Johnathan James 30 November 2018

God blessed this brilliant mind

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