The water lily
The Lily floated white and red
Pouring its scent up to the sun;
The rapt sun floating over head
watch'd no such other one.
None mark'd it as it spread abroad
And beautifully learn'd to cease:
But Beauty is its own reward,
Being a form of Peace.
Submitted by David K. Smythe
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