The White K***ht and other Poems: 1valiarnt random-stuff, RandomthoughtsAdjust content blockingContent Blocking nextrandomComment Prev Next I was given this book by my aunt, and I’ve found the poems within it to be interesting. The book is ‘The White Knight and other Poems’ by G.K. Chesterton. I think I will upload a poem a day, reflect briefly, and append my thoughts. I feel I should be keeping better care of my comprehension skills. By the Babe Unborn If trees were tall and grasses short, As in some crazy tale, If here and there a sea were blue Beyond the breaking pale, If fixed fire hung in the air To warm me one day through, If deep green hair grew on great hills, I know what I should do. In dark I lie: dreaming that there Are great eyes cold or kind, And twisted streets and silent doors, And living men behind. Let storm-clouds come: better an hour, And leave to weep and fight, Than all the ages I have ruled The empires of the night. I think that if they gave me leave Within that world to stand, I would be good through all the day I spent in fairyland. They should not hear a word from me Of selfishness or scorn, If only I could find the door, If only I were born. This strikes me with Chesterton’s signature style of incredible descriptions as well as a foreign perspective. I myself have no memories of my mother’s womb, so it presents as a sort of empathetic experiment. On this site, there have been many discussions of abortion, and invariably the pro-choice and pro-life sides respond to the issue in a very ‘centerist’ way, as the issue has little impact on most funnyjunker’s lives, neither arguments tend to lend themselves to putting oneself in the shoes of the babe unborn. next +1 Submitted:01/13/2020 -Favorite +Favorite Unsub from valiarnt Subscribe to valiarnt Unblock User's Content Block User's Content Sub/Block Channels random-stuff:UploadUnblockBlockSubUnsubsubs: 54 Randomthoughts:UploadUnblockBlockSubUnsubsubs: 33 FJ needs your help to survive! Be a hero, support FJ via Patreon: Receive hats, username change ability, no ads, colored text, and more.