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A Memory

Written by: George William Russell | Biography
 | Quotes (22) |
 YOU remember, dear, together
 Two children, you and I,
Sat once in the autumn weather,
 Watching the autumn sky.


There was some one round us straying
 The whole of the long day through,
Who seemed to say, “I am playing
 At hide and seek with you.”


And one thing after another
 Was whispered out of the air,
How God was a big, kind brother
 Whose home is in everywhere.


His light like a smile comes glancing
 Through the cool, cool winds as they pass,
From the flowers in heaven dancing
 To the stars that shine in the grass.


From the clouds in deep blue wreathing
 And most from the mountains tall,
But God like a wind goes breathing
 A dream of Himself in all.


The heart of the Wise was beating
 Sweet, sweet, in our hearts that day:
And many a thought came fleeting
 And fancies solemn and gay.


We were grave in our way divining
 How childhood was taking wings,
And the wonder world was shining
 With vast eternal things.


The solemn twilight fluttered
 Like the plumes of seraphim,
And we felt what things were uttered
 In the sunset voice of Him.


We lingered long, for dearer
 Than home were the mountain places
Where God from the stars dropt nearer
 Our pale, dreamy faces.


Our very hearts from beating
 We stilled in awed delight,
For spirit and children were meeting
 In the purple, ample night.



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