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Alfred H. Miles, ed.  Women Poets of the Nineteenth Century.  1907.
 
Songs in Minor Keys (1884)
VI. Sonnet: A Day in June
By Christina Catherine Fraser-Tytler (Mrs. Edward Liddell) (1848– )
 
“Out of heaven from God.”

COME down amongst us, and men know it not!
They call it lightly a fine summer’s day,
But breathing Nature knows it; not one spot
But trembles at the knowledge. Every spray
From garden unto forest at its lot        5
Smiles in the stillness, and the veil away
’Twixt earth and sky, earth’s confines are forgot;
Praise shakes the world, too near its God to pray.
 
So when the Glory of the Godhead came
Long years ago and trod the paths of men,        10
They called Him prophet, and His words of flame
The poet’s madness. Earth at her Lord’s name
Was speechless; but ’twas hers alone to hide
Her widowed face in darkness, when He died.
 
 
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