Verse > Anthologies > The Oxford Book of English Mystical Verse > 390. Spring’s Sacrament
Nicholson & Lee, eds.  The Oxford Book of English Mystical Verse. 1917.
390. Spring’s Sacrament
By Harold E. Goad
‘LIFT up your hearts!’ The holy dews
  Asperge the woodland throng;
Dawn after dawn the lark renews
  His miracle of song;
While taper-like the crocus pricks        5
  Athwart the yearning sod;
The primrose lifts his golden pyx,
  And God looks forth to God.
The symbols blind, the visions fail,
  Our souls strain out to Thee;       10
Within the leaf, the light, the veil,
  Is Thy Felicity.
O Heart of all the world’s desire,
  Breathe from around, above,
The mystic kiss of Fire to fire       15
  That Love will yield to love!


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