23 October 2009

Earth Crammed with Heaven

(The author is referring to Moses:)

... Earth’s crammed with heaven,
And every common bush afire with God;
But only he who sees, takes off his shoes,
The rest sit round it and pluck blackberries,
And daub their natural faces unaware
More and more from the first similitude.

  • Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806–1861) - from "Aurora Leigh"