Quotation by Alfred Tennyson

Flower in the crannied wall,
I pluck you out of the crannies,
I 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 Tennyson (1809–1892), British poet. Flower in the Crannied Wall (l. 1–4). . .

Tennyson; a Selected Edition. Christopher Ricks, ed. (1989) University of California Press.
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