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Commentary by Ivan M. Granger
No commentary. Nothing to say. Except to urge you not to rush through these lines. Take them phrase by phrase and drink them in.
Lines that stand out to me:
Of some bold headland, he beheld the sun
Rise up, and bathe the world in light!
Ocean and earth, the solid frame of earth
And ocean's liquid mass, in gladness lay
Far and wide the clouds were touched,
And in their silent faces could he read
All melted into him
In such access of mind, in such high hour
Of visitation from the living God,
Thought was not; in enjoyment it expired.
Rapt into still communion that transcends
The imperfect offices of prayer and praise,
His mind was a thanksgiving to the power
That made him
That's better prayer than a memorized formula.
Awe before the living majesty all around us that throws us into blissful silence, that is true prayer. When the heart, viewing the vastness and diversity of form is opened so wide it witnesses the Formless, that is true prayer.
We are all bathed in that light, we just need to look from some bold headland.
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