Category Archives: Muir (Edwin)

All Our Seeing Rinsed and Cleansed

Edwin Muir’s “The Transfiguration” is filled with images of cleansing and renewal as the disciples imagine returning to the Garden of Eden as it was before the fall.

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To the Pure All Things Are Pure

Edwin Muir’s beautiful poem about the transfiguration points the way to pure seeing for all of us.

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