"Palm Sunday" by Henry Vaughan, "Palm Sunday" by Marie J. Post, "The Donkey" by G.K. Chesterton and "He Bore Our Griefs" by Jacobus Revius are all Christian Palm Sunday poems. These poems make reference to Christ's entry into Jerusalem the week prior to his crucifixion.
Palm Sunday refers to the Sunday before Easter, when Christians celebrate Jesus Christ's revered ride into Jerusalem on the back of a donkey. The disciples of Christ laid their clothes on the ground and waved palm fronds as he entered the city, signifying their love and adoration for the man that would be crucified in the week following his entry into Jerusalem.
Many Christian churches call this week the Holy Week, which begins on Palm Sunday and ends on Easter Sunday. The Holy Week also includes Holy Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and Holy Saturday. Because Palm Sunday is such a significant event in Christian religions, many Christian poets have referenced Christ's entry into Jerusalem in their various works, including modern and ancient poets. In these poems, there are often references made to the donkey that Christ rode into Jerusalem on, as well as the palm fronds that disciples of Christ waved as he rode into the city.