A donkey stood and waited for Jesus

5 May 2022 | Jesus Christ | 0 comments

 On the outskirts of Jerusalem

the donkey waited.

Not especially brave, or filled with understanding,

he stood and waited.


How horses, turned out into the meadow,

              leap with delight!

How doves, released from their cages,

              clatter away, slashed with sunlight!


But the donkey tied to a tree as usual, waited.

Then he let himself be led away.

Then he let the stranger mount….


Mary Oliver (1935-2019), Devotions, 2017.

Notes from the Compiler


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