by Henry Vaughan
Heaven once a week ;
The next world's gladness preposses'd in this ;
A day to seek
Eternity in time ; the steps by which
We climb above all ages ; lamps that light
Man through his heap of dark days ; and the rich
And full redemption of the whole week's flight !
The narrow way ;
Transplanted Paradise ; God's walking hour,
The cool o' th' day !
The creature's jubilee ; God's parle with dust ;
Heaven here ; man on those hills of myrrh, and flowers ;
Angels descending ; the returns of trust ;
A gleam of glory after six-days-showers !
Deducted from the whole ; the combs, and hive,
And home of rest.
The milky way chalk'd out with suns ; a clue
That guides through erring hours ; and in full story
A taste of heav'n on earth ; the pledge and cue
Of a full feast ; and the out-Courts of glory.
Vaughan, Henry. The Poems of Henry Vaughan, Silurist. vol I.
E. K. Chambers, Ed. London, Lawrence & Bullen Ltd., 1896. 114-115.
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