|The Birth of Christ, Federico Barocci, 1597|
Welcome, all wonders in one sight!
Eternity shut in a span;
Summer in winter; day in night;
Heaven in earth, and God in man.
Great little one, whose all-embracing birth
Lifts earth to heaven, stoops heav’n to earth.~ from "In the Holy Nativity of Our Lord" by Richard Crashaw