Robert Browning:

"Summum Bonum"

 

All the breath and the bloom of the

year in the bag of one bee:

All the wonder and wealth of the mine in

the heart of one gem:

In the core of one pearl all the shade and the

shine of the sea:

Breath and bloom, shade and shine,-- wonder,

wealth, and -- how far above them --

Truth, that's brighter than gem,

Trust, that's purer than pearl, --

Brightest truth, purest trust in the universe --

all were for me

In the kiss of one girl.

 

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