George Herbert


The H. Scriptures (II)

    Oh that I knew how all thy lights combine,
    And the configurations of their glory!
    Seeing not only how each verse doth shine,
    But all the constellations of the story.
5   This verse marks that, and both do make a motion
    Unto a third, that ten leaves off doth lie.
    Then as dispersed herbs do watch a potion,
    These three make up some Christian’s destiny.
    Such are thy secrets, which my life makes good,
10   And comments on thee; for in ev’ry thing
    Thy words do find me out, and parallels bring,
    And in another make me understood.
    Stars are poor books, and oftentimes do miss;
    This book of stars lights to eternal bliss.

Contributed by Robert Clark.