Friday, May 15, 2015

"The Steed Bit His Master"

I have a delightful two-volume set of poetry called, Chapters into Verse: Poetry in English Inspired by the Bible (Oxford University Press, 1993). Beginning in Genesis, it goes through to Revelations, citing poets ancient and modern.
Most of it is Serious Stuff, but I occasionally find a bit of whimsy. This one takes off of Psalm 40:6-8 and was written by that most prolific of poets, “Anonymous.”  Enjoy.

The steed bit his master;
How came this to pass?
He heard the good pastor
Cry, "All flesh is grass."

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