As kingfishers catch fire, dragonflies draw flame; As tumbled over rim in roundy wells stones ring;
like each tucked string tells, each hung bell’s bow swung finds tongue to fling out broad its name;
Each mortal thing does one thing and the same: Deals out that being indoors each one dwells;
Selves — goes itself; myself it speaks and spells,
Crying Whát I dó is me: for that I came.
I say móre: the just man justices; Keeps grace: thát keeps all his goings graces;
Acts in God’s eye what in God’s eye he is — Chríst — for Christ plays in ten thousand places,
Lovely in limbs, and lovely in eyes not his
To the Father through the features of men’s faces.