When fishes flew and forests walked
And figs grew upon thorn,
Some moment when the moon was blood
Then surely I was born;
With monstrous head and sickening cry
And ears like errant wings,
The devil’s walking parody
On all four-footed things.
The tattered outlaw of the earth,
Of ancient crooked will;
Starve, scourge, deride me: I am dumb,
I keep my secret still.
Fools! For I also had my hour;
One far fierce hour and sweet:
There was a shout about my ears,
And palms before my feet.
~ G.K. Chesterton
Philippa, born around 2002, was rescued from the town of Qalqilya in late May 2008. She was being overworked, abused and badly beaten when Lucy Fensom found her, but after appealing to her owners, Lucy was able to persuade them to hand Philippa over and she is now recovering at Safe Haven for Donkeys in the Holy Land.
Please visit: www.safehaven4donkeys.org