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Saint Augustine
by Joseph Mary Plunkett (1887-1916)

Question the beauty of the earth,
the beauty of the sea,
the beauty of the wide air around you,
the beauty of the sky;
question the order of the stars,
the sun whose brightness lights the day,
the moon whose splendour softens the gloom of night;
question the living creatures that move in the waters,
that roam upon the earth,
that fly through the air;
the sirit that lies hidden,
the matter that is manifest;
the visible things that are ruled,
the invisible that rule them,
question all these.
They will answer you:
'Behold and see, we are beautiful.'
Who made tghese beautiful changing things,
if not One who is beautiful and changeth not?

Tully Mountain, Connemara, County Galway, Ireland







 

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