Verse > Anthologies > The Oxford Book of English Mystical Verse > 197. Love’s Vision
Nicholson & Lee, eds.  The Oxford Book of English Mystical Verse. 1917.
197. Love’s Vision
By Edward Carpenter  (b. 1844)
AT night in each other’s arms,
  Content, overjoyed, resting deep deep down in the darkness,
Lo! the heavens opened and He appeared—
Whom no mortal eye may see,
Whom no eye clouded with Care,        5
Whom none who seeks after this or that, whom none who has not escaped from self.
There—in the region of Equality, in the world of Freedom no longer limited,
Standing as a lofty peak in heaven above the clouds,
From below hidden, yet to all who pass into that region most clearly visible—
He the Eternal appeared.       10



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