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Alfred H. Miles, ed.  The Sacred Poets of the Nineteenth Century.  1907.
 
Selected Sonnets.
IV. A Sunset Thought
By Henry Ellison (1811–1880)
 
(As Revised for “The Poetry of Real Life”)

THE SUN is burning with intensest light
  Behind yon grove; which, in the golden glow
  Of unconsuming Fire, burns; as though
It were the Bush, in which to Moses’ sight
The Lord appeared! And O, am I not right        5
  In thinking that he reappears e’en now
  To me, in the old Glory? So I bow
My head, in wonder hush’d, before His might!
 
Yea! this whole world so vast, to Faith’s clear eye,
  Is but that burning Bush full of His Power,        10
His Light, and Glory; not consumed thereby,
  But made transparent: till, in each least flower,
Yea! in each smallest leaf, she can descry
His Spirit shining through it visibly!
 
 
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