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.

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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