Friday, 27 July 2012


Numbers 22

Three times the angel stood in Balaam's way;
Three times the ass saved from the wrath to come,
And three times Balaam smote it; it could say
It had not earned Balaam's opprobrium.

It wisely spoke sufficient words to teach
The prophet, and was then, as wisely, dumb.

The silent time exceeds the time for speech.

Balaam's ass is the final heroine in my series.  Is that okay?

1 comment:

  1. I remember being told by a preacher in a church 'God doesn't speak through cleaners' I answered him 'God can speak through an ass'.


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