Verse > Anthologies > The Oxford Book of English Mystical Verse > 370. He who knows Love
Nicholson & Lee, eds.  The Oxford Book of English Mystical Verse. 1917.
370. He who knows Love
By Elsa Barker
HE who knows Love—becomes Love, and his eyes
  Behold Love in the heart of everyone,
  Even the loveless: as the light of the sun
Is one with all it touches. He is wise
With undivided wisdom, for he lies        5
  In Wisdom’s arms. His wanderings are done,
  For he has found the Source whence all things run—
The guerdon of the quest, that satisfies.
He who knows Love becomes Love, and he knows
  All beings are himself, twin-born of Love.       10
Melted in Love’s own fire, his spirit flows
  Into all earthly forms, below, above;
He is the breath and glamour of the rose,
  He is the benediction of the dove.



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