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.
- by Robert Malise Bowyer Nichols (1893 - 1944), appears in Ardours and Endurances (Poems and Fantasies), first published 1917 [author's text not yet checked against a primary source]
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