OMNIPRESENCE

 The heavens are the mind of God, the systems are His word,

The message of the All-in-One, the Ever-Seen and Heard.

In planets He has marked His name, in galaxies His thought,

And the shapes of constellations are the dreams that He has wrought.

 

The star-swarms are His mirrors, and His glass the atom’s heart,

And earth’s a bright reflection of His never-resting art.

He thinks in woods and mountains, and the storm-wind is His sigh,

And He smiles in every daisy-face, and every violet’s eye.

 

In lakes and hills and rivers, in a bluejay’s twinkling wing,

In pattern of a maple leaf, and hawthorns white with spring,

In the green sculpture of a fern, a palm, a redwood tree,

His spirit moves to an old design the simple and pure may see.

 

The heavens are the mind of God, the systems are His word,

And He has left His signature on every bush and bird.

And deep within your breast and mine, though earth-clouds interfere,

The light of that which fires the stars is shining warm and clear.

 

–Stanton A. Coblentz