‘Form’ by Eva Gore-Booth

The buried statue through the marble gleams,
Praying for freedom an unwilling guest,
Yet flooding with the light of her strange dreams
The hard stone folded round her uncarved breast.
Founded in granite, wrapped in serpentine,
Light of all life and heart of every storm,
Doth the uncarven image, the Divine
Deep in the heart of each man, wait for form.

Reprinted from The Oxford Book of Mystical Verse The Clarendon Press 1917. Eva Gore-Booth (1870-1926)


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