Geoffrey Bush: The Birds

When Jesus Christ was four years old
The angels brought him toys of gold
Which no one ever had bought or sold.
And yet with these he would not play,
But made him small fowl out of clay,
And blessed them till they flew away.
Tu creasti Domine.
Jesus Christ, thou child so wise,
Bless mine hands and fill mine eyes,
And bring my soul to Paradise.

Hilaire Belloc (1870-1953)