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Nicholson & Lee, eds.  The Oxford Book of English Mystical Verse. 1917.
  
100. Trimurti
By John Stuart Blackie  (1809–1895)
  
TRIMURTI, Trimurti,
  Despise not the name;
Think and know
  Before thou blame!
 
Look upon the face of Nature        5
  In the flush of June;
BRAHMA is the great Creator,
  Life is Brahma’s boon.
Dost thou hear the zephyr blowing?
  That is Brahma’s breath,       10
Vital breath, live virtue showing
  ’Neath the ribs of death.
Dost thou see the fountain flowing?
  That is Brahma’s blood,
Lucid blood—the same is glowing       15
  In the purpling bud.
Brahma’s Eyes look forth divining
  From the welkin’s brow,
Full bright eyes—the same are shining
  In the sacred cow.       20
Air, and Fire, and running River,
  And the procreant clod,
Are but faces changing ever
  Of one changeless God.
When thy wingèd thought ascendeth       25
  Where high thoughts are free,
This is Brahma when he lendeth
  Half the God to thee.
Brahma is the great Creator,
  Life a mystic drama;       30
Heaven, and Earth, and living Nature
  Are but masks of Brahma.

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