Gilbert Keith Chesterton

(29 May 1874 – 14 June 1936 / London, England)

The Skeleton - Poem by Gilbert Keith Chesterton

Chattering finch and water-fly
Are not merrier than I;
Here among the flowers I lie
Laughing everlastingly.
No; I may not tell the best;
Surely, friends, I might have guessed
Death was but the good King's jest,
It was hid so carefully.


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Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 1, 2004



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