A Child's Thought of God
by Elizabeth Barrett Browning
They say that God lives very high;
But if you look above the pines
You cannot see our God; and why?
And if you dig down in the mines
You never see Him in the gold;
Though from Him all that's glory shines.
God is so good, He wears a fold
Of heaven and earth across His face—
Like secrets kept, for love, untold.
But still I feel that His embrace
Slides down by thrills, through all things made,
Through sight and sound of every place.
As if my tender mother laid
On my shut lips her kisses' pressure,
Half-waking me at night, and said
"Who kissed you through the dark, dear guesser?"