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Lowell, James Russell - A lily thou wast when I saw thee first

Identifier

004500

Type of Spiritual Experience

Background

A description of the experience

The Poems of James Russell Lowell

A lily thou wast when I saw thee first
A lily bud not opened quite
That hourly grew more pure and white
By morning, and noontide and evening nursed
In all of nature thou hadst thy share
Thou wast waited on
By the wind and sun
The rain and the dew for thee took care
It seemed thou never couldst be more fair
 
A lily thou wast when I saw thee first
A lily bud, but O how strange
How full of wonder was the change
When ripe with all sweetness, thy full bloom burst
How did the tears to my glad eyes start
When the woman flower
Reached its blossoming hour
And I saw the warm deeps of thy golden heart

The source of the experience

Lowell, James Russell

Concepts, symbols and science items

Concepts

Symbols

Lily

Science Items

Activities and commonsteps

Activities

Suppressions

LOVE

Commonsteps

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