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A Little Litany

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When God turned back eternity and was young,
Ancient of Days, grown little for your mirth
(As under the low arch the land is bright)
Peered through you, gate of heaven--and saw the earth.

Or shutting out his shining skies awhile
Built you about him for a house of gold
To see in pictured walls his storied world
Return upon him as a tale is told.

Or found his mirror there; the only glass
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Marieta Maglas 01 June 2020

Amazing poem~God bless

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Mahtab Bangalee 01 June 2020

young on your strong knees and lifted up Wisdom cried out, whose voice is in the street, And more than twilight of two formed cherubim Made of his throne indeed a mercy-seat..... seemingly introspective mystical formatting heart.....hard to understanding...

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Dr Antony Theodore 01 June 2020

Or risen from play at your pale raiment's hem God, grown adventurous from all time's repose, Or your tall body climbed the ivory tower And kissed upon your mouth the mystic rose. very fine poem of Gilbert Chesterton

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Ramesh T A 01 June 2020

This poem reminds of ancient kingdom's practice of great kings going round his place in the night to know about people's opinion about their kingdom's rule to know how far they are ruling and people's ideas about them! Thanks for sharing this nice poem here!

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Dr E L Shaw 22 May 2019

What was the image by inspired by this text

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