Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, OUR LORD AND OUR LADY, by HILAIRE BELLOC

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OUR LORD AND OUR LADY, by                 Poet's Biography
First Line: They warned our lady for the child
Last Line: With the white moon at her feet.
Alternate Author Name(s): Belloc, Joseph Hilaire Pierre Rene
Subject(s): Mary. Mother Of Jesus; Women In The Bible; Virgin Mary

They warned Our Lady for the Child
That was Our blessed Lord,
And She took Him into the desert wild,
Over the camel's ford.
And a long song She sang to Him
And a short story told:
And She wrapped Him in a woolen cloak
To keep Him from the cold.

But when Our Lord was grown a man,
The Rich they dragged Him down,
And they crucified Him in Golgotha,
Out and beyond the Town.

They crucified Him on Calvary,
Upon an April day;
And because He had been Her little Son,
She followed Him all the way.

Our Lady stood beside the Cross,
A little space apart,
And when She heard Our Lord cry out,
A sword went through Her heart.

They laid Our Lord in a marble tomb,
Dead, in a winding sheet,
But Our Lady stands above the world
With the white Moon at Her feet.

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