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C.D. Warner, et al., comp.  The Library of the World’s Best Literature.
An Anthology in Thirty Volumes.  1917.
 
A Child’s Thought of God
By Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806–1861)
 
THEY say that God lives very high!
  But if you look above the pines
You cannot see our God. And why?
 
And if you dig down in the mines
  You never see him in the gold,        5
Though, from him, all that’s glory shines.
 
God is so good, he wears a fold
  Of heaven and earth across his face—
Like secrets kept, for love, untold.
 
But still I feel that his embrace        10
  Slides down by thrills, through all things made,
Through sight and sound of every place:
 
As if my tender mother laid
  On my shut lids her kisses’ pressure,
Half-waking me at night; and said        15
  “Who kissed you through the dark, dear guesser?”
 
 
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