2020-12-23

Easily Done

‘Horsham woman mistakes 5 inch long locust found in town supermarket for Christmas ornament’.

West Sussex Country Times 23rd December 2020

The cheery Christmas locust
Brings such warmth and joy
That only a curmudgeon
Would begrudge their crops destroyed

A plague on all the houses
That no not the Mysteries
For it’s written in the Bible
And plain for all to see

Mary’s boy child loved all creatures
Almost equally
But particular the locust
As a snack with his afternoon tea

Of course the association of Christmas and locusts is another example of the early Christians adopting the Roman approach of co-opting pre-existing traditions.


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