Flower in the Crannied Wall

Flower in the crannied wall,
I pluck you out of the crannies; –
Hold you here, root and all, in my hand,
Little flower – but if I could understand
What you are, root and all, and all in all,
I should know what God and man is.

Alfred, Lord Tennyson
1809-92

Note: Photo by Donna Stone, at Floriade, 9 October 2005.

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