April 26, 2014

The Excesses Of God by Robinson Jeffers


Is it not by his high superfluousness we know
Our God? For to be equal a need
Is natural, animal, mineral: but to fling
Rainbows over the rain
And beauty above the moon, and secret rainbows
On the domes of deep sea-shells,
And make the necessary embrace of breeding
Beautiful also as fire,
Not even the weeds to multiply without blossom
Nor the birds without music:
There is the great humaneness at the heart of things,
The extravagant kindness, the fountain
Humanity can understand, and would flow likewise
If power and desire were perch-mates.

Posted by: Skorpion at April 23

Posted by gerardvanderleun at April 26, 2014 3:13 PM
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A beautiful line: "Not even the weeds to multiply without blossoms."

Posted by: LT at April 27, 2014 10:39 AM

This is beautiful. It's way past time I tell you that I love your blog, Gerard.

Posted by: Bob Agard at April 27, 2014 6:45 PM

When I look directly at that sun my eyes almost start to water.

Posted by: ghostsniper at April 28, 2014 6:38 AM

Where was the photo taken?
Where is it on the web?
Can I use some version of it for wallpaper?

Posted by: Freddy at May 3, 2014 4:28 PM