I just received my copy of Chesterton Day by Day, a collection of daily readings from the most quotable of writers. Turning to today, Dec. 13 . . .
Elder father, though thine eyes
Shine with hoary mysteries,
Canst though tell what in the heart
Of a cowslip blossom lies?
Smaller than all lives that be,
Secret as the deepest sea,
Stands a little house of seeds
Like an elfin’s granary.
Speller of othe stones and weeds,
Skilled in Nature’s crafts and creeds,
Tell me what is in the heart
Of the smallest of the seeds.
God Almighty, and with Him
Cherubim and Seraphim
Filling all Eternity–
-GKC, The Wild Knight
Chesterton Day by Day is available on-line at http://www.cse.dmu.ac.uk/~mward/gkc/books/gkcday/gkcday.html