Poem of the Week: “The Skeleton”

I discovered this poem yesterday on Suzannah Rowntree’s blog Vintage Novels and—especially given the nature of the last book I reviewed—I thought it would be perfect to share with all of you.

“The Skeleton”

by G. K. Chesterton

Chattering finch and water-fly
Are not merrier than I;
Here among the flowers I lie
Laughing everlastingly.
No; I may not tell the best;
Surely, friends, I might have guessed
Death was but the good King’s jest,
It was hid so carefully.

2 thoughts on “Poem of the Week: “The Skeleton”

  1. Dear Hanna,
    I am fairly new around here, but I am looking forward to knowing your blog a little better as time goes by, and I’ve had fun connecting with you on Twitter! 🙂

    A friend recently tagged me with the Liebster Award, and I thought of you. I don’t know if you do tags, but you are invited to join this one if you like! Happy reading. 🙂



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    1. Thanks, Schuyler! I do like tags and I think I’ll be doing this one before long. The questions look interesting. I’m so glad you like my blog! 🙂


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