To Grope Tear-blinded in a Desert Place: Poetry for Holy Saturday

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‘If, as some have done,

Ye grope tear-blinded in a desert place

And touch but tombs,—look up! those tears will run

Soon in long rivers down the lifted face,

And leave the vision clear for stars and sun.’

—‘Tears,’ Elizabeth Barrett Browning

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