by Robert Browning

ALL the breath and the bloom of the year in the bag of one bee:
All the wonder and wealth of the mine in the heart of one gem:
In the core of one pearl all the shade and the shine of the sea:
Breath and bloom, shade and shine, – wonder, wealth, and – how far above them –
     Truth that's brighter than gem,
     Trust, that's purer than pearl, –
Brightest truth, purest trust in the universe – all were for me
     In the kiss of one girl.