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The Garden

Jones Very 1813 (Salem) – 1880



I saw the spot where our first parents dwelt;
And yet it wore to me no face of change,
For while amid its fields and groves I felt
As if I had not sinned, nor thought it strange;
My eye seemed but a part of every sight,
My ear heard music in each sound that rose,
Each sense forever found a new delight,
Such as the spirit's vision only knows;
Each act some new and ever-varying joy
Did by my Father's love for me prepare;
To dress the spot my ever fresh employ,
And in the glorious whole with Him to share;
No more without the flaming gate to stray,
No more for sin's dark stain the debt of death to pay.

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Submitted on May 13, 2011

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Words 124
Stanzas 1
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Jones Very was an American poet, essayist, clergymen, and mystic associated with the American Transcendentalism movement. more…

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