poet Gilbert Keith Chesterton

Gilbert Keith Chesterton

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The New Omar

A Book of verses underneath the bough,
Provided that the verses do not scan,
A loaf of bread, a jug of wine and Thou,
Short-haired, all angles, looking like a man.

But let the wine be unfermented, Pale,
Of chemicals compounded, God knows how--
This were indeed the Prophet's Paradise,
O Paradise were Wilderness enow.

Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 1, 2004

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  • Dr Tony BrahminDr Tony Brahmin (8/6/2020 2:34:00 PM)

    A loaf of bread, a jug of wine and Thou,
    Short-haired, all angles, looking like a man.
    Prophet's paradise. tony

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