My desires are many and my cry is pitiful,
but ever didst thou save me by hard refusals;
and this strong mercy has been wrought into my life through and through.
Day by day thou art making me worthy of the simple,
great gifts that thou gavest to me unasked---this sky and the light, this body and the
life and the mind---saving me from perils of overmuch desire.
There are times when I languidly linger
and times when I awaken and hurry in search of my goal;
but cruelly thou hidest thyself from before me.
Day by day thou art making me worthy of thy full acceptance by
refusing me ever and anon, saving me from perils of weak, uncertain desire.
I often wonder where lie hidden
the boundaries of recognition between
man and the beast whose heart knows
In one salutation to thee, my God,
let all my senses spread out and touch this world a …
Like a rain-cloud of July
It is written in the book that Man, when fifty, mus …
noisy world, to go to the forest seclusion. But the …
that the forest hermitage is...
I travelled the old road every day, I took my fruit …
my cattle to the meadows, I ferried my boat across …
all the ways were well known...
Light, my light, the world-filling light,
the eye-kissing light,
Yes, I know, this is nothing but thy love,
O beloved of my heart---this golden light that danc …
these idle clouds sailing across the sky,
I plucked your flower, O world!
I pressed it to my heart and the
Day after day he comes and goes
Go, and give him a flower from my
The road is my wedded companion. She speaks to me u …
day, she sings to my dreams all night.
My meeting with her had no beginning, it begins en...