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apropå julkrubban

En av mina favoritpoeter är Dorothy Parker, känd för sin slagfärdighet och ett rätt hårt leverne. Hon har också skrivit den här dikten som ger ett lite annorlunda perspektiv på julevangeliet.

The Maid-Servant At The Inn

It’s queer,” she said; ”I see the light
As plain as I beheld it then,
All silver-like and calm and bright-
We’ve not had stars like that again!

”And she was such a gentle thing
To birth a baby in the cold.
The barn was dark and frightening-
This new one’s better than the old.

”I mind my eyes were full of tears,
For I was young, and quick distressed,
But she was less than me in years
That held a son against her breast.

”I never saw a sweeter child-
The little one, the darling one!-
I mind I told her, when he smiled
You’d know he was his mother’s son.

”It’s queer that I should see them so-
The time they came to Bethlehem
Was more than thirty years ago;
I’ve prayed that all is well with them.”

(en sån här krubba kan man göra med ett kit som Panduro sålde iår…)

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