Friday, March 23, 2007

Poetry Friday-‘Eternities'

‘Elder father, though thine eyes
Shine with hoary mysteries,
Canst thou tell what in the heart
Of a cowslip blossom lies?

‘Smaller than all lives that be,
Secret as the deepest sea,
Stands a little house of seeds,
Like an elfin’s granary.

‘Speller of the stones and weeds,
Skilled in Nature’s crafts and creeds,
Tell me what is in the heart
Of the smallest of the seeds.’

‘God Almighty, and with Him
Cherubim and Seraphim,
Filling all eternity—
Adonai Elohim.’

This is getting rather boring to type every time but... thanks poem hunter.


Ineski Peski Petrova said...

Is that Chesterton's? It's beautiful! The words are almost music. I'll have to try to set it to a tune.

Ria said...

Yes it is Chesterton's... I love it too.