|Bliss Carman, et al., eds. The Worlds Best Poetry.|
Volume IV. The Higher Life. 1904.
|VI. Human Experience|
|Richard Crashaw (c. 16131649)|
WATER TURNED INTO WINETHE CONSCIOUS water saw its God and blushed.
THE WIDOWS MITESTwo mites, two drops, yet all her house and land,
|Fall from a steady heart, though trembling hand:|
|The others wanton wealth foams high, and brave;|
|The other cast away, she only gave.|| 5|
TWO WENT UP TO THE TEMPLE TO PRAY Two went to pray? O, rather say,
| One went to brag, the other to pray;|
| One stands up close and treads on high,|
| Where the other dares not lend his eye;|
| One nearer to Gods altar trod,|| 10|
| The other to the altars God.|