When fishes flew and forests walked
And figs grew upon thorn,
Some moment when the moon was blood
Then surely I was born;
With monstrous head and sickening cry
And ears like errant wings,
The devil’s walking parody
On all four-footed things.
The tattered outlaw of the earth,
Of ancient crooked will;
Starve, scourge, deride me: I am dumb,
I keep my secret still.
Fools! For I also had my hour;
One far fierce hour and sweet:
There was a shout about my ears,
And palms before my feet.
G K Chesterton (1874-1936)
Gilbert Keith Chesterton was an English writer born in Kensington, London. His work included philosophy, poetry, plays, journalism, public lectures and debates, literary and art criticism, biography, Christian apologetics and fiction, (including fantasy and detective fiction).
Giotto di Bondone (1266/7–1337)
Better known simply as Giotto. An Italian painter and architect from Florence he is generally considered to be the first in a line of great artists of the Italian Renaissance. The painting shows Christ’s triumphal entry into Jerusalem on the back of a donkey on Palm Sunday, which is marked on the Sunday before Easter Sunday at the start of Holy Week.