The water lily
Language: English 
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.

Authorship

Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)


Researcher for this text: David K. Smythe

This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 8
Word count: 47