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Nicholson & Lee, eds.  The Oxford Book of English Mystical Verse. 1917.
  
261. To a Daisy
By Alice Meynell  (b. 1847)
  
SLIGHT as thou art, thou art enough to hide,
  Like all created things, secrets from me,
  And stand a barrier to eternity.
And I, how can I praise thee well and wide
 
From where I dwell—upon the hither side?        5
  Thou little veil for so great mystery,
  When shall I penetrate all things and thee,
And then look back? For this I must abide,
 
Till thou shalt grow and fold and be unfurled
Literally between me and the world.       10
  Then shall I drink from in beneath a spring,
 
And from a poet’s side shall read his book.
O daisy mine, what will it be to look
  From God’s side even of such a simple thing?

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