So small the glitterings that satisfy
our little minds, the fading glamor
which captivates our child-eyes,
the sparks we take for stars eternal,
entrancing flickers in the night.
We are too satisfied,
too soon bewitched
by shadows vague and fading fast.
How brighter, fuller, shines celestial
the fiery pillar everlasting;
how brighter burns that majestic
Light of all light,
which alone can satisfy.