Inspiring Quotations: “From dust I arise”

Inspiring Quotations: “From dust I arise”

From dust I rise,
    And out of nothing now awake;
These brighter regions which salute mine eyes,
    A gift from God I take.
The earth, the seas, the light, the day, the skies,
The sun and stars are mine if those I prize.

This comes from Thomas Traherne’s wonderful poem ‘The Salutation’ which I have posted about in full elsewhere.

I return to these lines again and again because I find them so awe-inspiring.

You can read the full poem here.

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