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One Blessing had I than the rest So larger to my Eyes That I stopped gauging - satisfied- For this enchanted size - It was the limit of my Dream - The focus of my Prayer - A perfect - paralyzing Bliss - Contented as Despair - I knew no more of Want - or Cold - Phantasms both become For this new Value in the Soul - Supremest Earthly Sum - The Heaven below the Heaven above - Obscured with ruddier Blue - Life's Latitudes leant over - full - The Judgment perished - too - Why Bliss so scantily disbursed  - Why Paradise defer - Why Floods be served to Us - in Bowls - I speculate no more - Description I studied this poem at the Chautauqua Institute in New York, it is a cultural, theoligical, art, retreat. I was sitting in their beautiful outdoor ampitheatre for a church service, when I heard a different version of the hymn “Holy, Holy, Holy! Lord God Almighty!”. Instead of the words, “The Father, and The Son, and The Holy Spir