Is it not by his high superfluousness we know
Our God? For to be equal a need
Is natural, animal, mineral: but to fling
Rainbows over the rain
And beauty above the moon and secret rainbows
On the domes of deep sea-shells;
And make the necessary embrace of breeding
Beautiful also as fire,
Not even the weeds to multiply without blossom
Not the birds without music:
There is the great humaneness at the heart of things,
The extravagant kindness, the fountain
Humanity can understand
and would follow
If power and desire were perch-mates.