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THE WHISPERING WOOD, by            
First Line: I find within the whispering wood
Last Line: Within himself god broods and talks.
Subject(s): God; Wood


I find within the whispering wood
No sign of fairy, pard, or elf;
A holier mystery moves the blood,
I hear God talking to Himself.

Like breath that flows and ebbs, like sighs
Of wordless deep intense delight,
I hear the sacred monodies
God utters to Himself at night.

"O happy, happy things that move,
O happy birds that fly or nest,
Contented with a little love
And thankful for a little rest!

What I have made is very good,
Good every tiniest thing that walks!"
Even so amid the whispering wood
Within Himself God broods and talks.





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