Measuring A Crib

Two feet long and one foot wide:
But no more Maura on either side!
No more Maura above, below —
Maura begins at that downy hair,
Maura extends to that tiny toe!
No more Maura wherever you go:
Round and round in the fathomy air,
England or China or anywhere;
No more Maura in any place
Save in this limited little space!
But oh, what infinite condescenscions
Heaven has made to this crib’s dimensions!
Satan has measured a hole in Hell;
But Mother Mary is watching well,
Jesus remembered the day He died,
The Holy Spirit has sanctified:
Two feet long and one foot wide.

From Boundaries