The Parents' Review

A Monthly Magazine of Home-Training and Culture

Edited by Charlotte Mason.

"Education is an atmosphere, a discipline, a life."

by Herbert Baynes
Volume 4, 1893/94, pg. 655

[Probably Herbert Morton Walker Bayes, 1855-1928, British civil servant and orientalist, wrote "Dante and His Ideal," "Ideals of the East," and "The Way of the Buddha."]

    From myriad subtle, solitary springs
         Which through a thousand hearts for ever flow,
         In moving melodies that come and go
    And tremble into being, secret strings
    Of liquid loveliness and sacred things
         Of earth and heaven, of gladness and of woe,
         Muse of the muses, thou, dost rise and grow.
    Nor know we how, upon celestial wings
         Now soft and low, then eager, swift and strong.
         Our spirits thou dost bear. Thy sphere of tone
    In hieroglyphs of God dost thou reveal;
         Idea, feeling, will--both right and wrong
         Are imagined there: the spirit naked, lone
    We see, and where we cannot know--we feel!

Proofread by LNL, June 2021