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The water‑lily

Language: English

Whence, O fragrant form of light,
Hast thou drifted through the night,
Swanlike, to a leafy nest,
On the restless waves, at rest?

Art thou from the snowy zone
Of a mountain-summit blown,
Or the blossom of a dream,
Fashioned in the foamy stream?

Nay; methinks the maiden moon,
When the daylight came too soon,
Fleeting from her bath to hide,
Left her garment in the tide.

Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]


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Text added to the website: 2008-08-23.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:52
Line count: 12
Word count: 67

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