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A Prayer To Go To Paradise With The Donkeys Analysis



Author: poem of Francis Jammes Type: poem Views: 17

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to Maire and Jack



When I must come to you, O my God, I pray

It be some dusty-roaded holiday,

And even as in my travels here below,

I beg to choose by what road I shall go

To Paradise, where the clear stars shine by

     day.

I'll take my walking stick and go my way,

And to my friends the donkeys I shall say,

"I am Francis Jammes, and I'm going to

     Paradise,

For there is no hell in the land of the loving

     God."

And I'll say to them; "Come, sweet friends, of

     the blue skies,

Poor creatures who with a flap of the ears or a

     nod

Of the head shake off the buffets, the bees,

     the flies..."



Let me come with these donkeys, Lord, into

     your land,

These beasts who bow their heads so gently,

     and stand

With their small feet joined together in a

     fashion

Utterly gentle, asking your compassion.

I shall arrive, followed by their thousands of

     ears,

Followed by those with baskets at their flanks,

By those who lug the carts of mountebanks

Or loads of feather-dusters and kitchen-wares,

By those with humps of battered water-cans,

By bottle-shaped she-asses who halt and

     stumble,

By those tricked out in little pantaloons

To cover their wet, blue galls where flies

     assemble

In whirling swarms, making a drunken hum.

Dear God, let it be with these donkeys that I

     come,

And let it be that angels lead us in peace

To leafy streams where cherries tremble in air,

Sleek as the laughing flesh of girls; and there

In that haven of souls let it be that, leaning

     above

Your divine waters, I shall resemble these

     donkeys,

Whose humble and sweet poverty will appear

Clear in the clearness of your eternal love.





Translated by Richard Wilbur





Submitted by Elizabeth Curry






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