“You will be as God, knowing good and evil”


    O depth sufficient to desire,
Ghostly abyss wherein perfection hides,
   Purest effect and cause, you are
The mirror and the image love provides.

    All else is waste, though you reveal
Lightly upon your luminous hen shore
    Color, shape, odor, weight, and voice,
Bright mocking hints that were not there before,

   And all your progeny time holds
In timeless birth and death. But, when, for bliss,
   Loneliness would possess its like,
Mine is the visage yours leans down to kiss.

   Beautiful you are, fair deceit!
Knowledge is joy where your unseeing eyes
   Shine with the tears that I have wept
To he the sum of all your thoughts devise.