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First Line: They say that god lives very high!
Last Line: Who kissed you through the dark, dear guesser?'
Subject(s): God; Religion; Theology


I

THEY say that God lives very high;
But if you look above the pines
You cannot see our God; and why?

II

And if you dig down in the mines
You never see Him in the gold;
Though from Him all that's glory shines.

III

God is so good, He wears a fold
Of heaven and earth across his face --
Like secrets kept, for love, untold.

IV

But still I feel that his embrace
Slides down by thrills, through all things made,
Through sight and sound of every place:
V

As if my tender mother laid
On my shut lips her kisses' pressure,
Half-waking me at night, and said
'Who kissed you through the dark, dear guesser?'





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