16 July 2008

Barefoot in the summer time.

Earth is crammed with heaven;
Every bush aflame with God.
But only those with the courage to see
take off their shoes.

-Elizabeth Barrett Browning-

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The always forgotten final line of this quotation is "The rest sit around and pick blackberries."

And as Dr Matthew S Brown states: One can't help but wonder, if Ms. Browning was still with us observing our lifestyles and habits, would she be tempted to edit that last line? "All of earth is crammed with heaven, 
and every bush aflame with God, 
but only those who see take off their shoes. The rest sit around and stare at their Blackberries."