From The Salutation by Thomas Traherne

From Dust I rise

And out of Nothing now awake;

These brighter regions which salute mine Eys

A Gift from God I take:

The Earth, the Seas, The Light, the lofty Skies,

The Sun and Stars are mine; if these I prize.

 

A stranger here,

Strange things doth meet, strange Glory see,

Strange Treasures lodg’d in this fair World appear

Strange all and New to me:

But that they mine should be who Nothing was,

That Strangest is of all: yet brought to pass.

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3 thoughts on “From The Salutation by Thomas Traherne

  1. Ramu Das..

    Really beautiful. I particularly liked the poetic images and metaphors of the second stanza; and being more specific, these verses.

    “Strange all and New to me:

    But that they mine should be who Nothing was,

    That Strangest is of all: yet brought to pass”

    Deep, provoking and captivating!!!…
    Best regards to you, Aquileana :P

    • Hi Aquileana!

      Yes, indeed, it is a wonderful poem. I think the first line of the first stanza is something that can give confidence to anyone who reads it: “From Dust I rise.” Also the verses you mentioned are excellent, and something I can relate to. :)

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