Surely God was a lover, when he bade the day begin,
Soft as a woman’s eyelid – white as a woman’s skin?
Surely God was a lover when he made the trees so fair?
In every leaf is a glory caught from a woman’s hair.
—John Shaw Neilson, “Surely God Was a Lover” (1910)
Shakespeare, culture, and a policy for the arts
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