Sunday, December 9, 2007

Picking Blackberries

Earth's crammed with heaven,
And every common bush afire with God;
And only he who sees takes off his shoes;
The rest sit round it and pluck blackberries.

Elizabeth Barrett Browning

(Of course, having been to Sinai, I can now say that it was remarkable that Moses saw a bush at all--let alone a burning one! Charles said, maybe Moses missed seeing so many burning bushes that they all burned away.)

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