by Lucy Larcom (1824 - 1893)

The rivulet
Language: English 
  Run, little rivulet, run!
  Summer is fairly begun.
Bear to the meadow the hymn of the pines,
And the echo that rings where the waterfall shines;
  Run, little rivulet, run!

  Run, little rivulet, run!
  Sing to the fields of the sun,
That wavers in emerald, shimmers in gold,
Where you glide from your rocky ravine, crystal-cold;
  Run, little rivulet, run!

  Run, little rivulet, run!
  Sing of the flowers, every one :
Of the delicate harebell and violet blue;
Of the red mountain rosebud, all dripping with dew;
  Run, little rivulet, run!

  Run, little rivulet, run!
  Carry the perfume you won
From the lily, that woke when the morning was gray,
To the white waiting moonbeam adrift on the bay;
  Run, little rivulet, run!

  Run, little rivulet, run!
  Stay not till summer is done!
Carry the city the mountain-birds' glee;
Carry the joy of the hills to the' sea;
  Run, little rivulet, run!

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This text was added to the website: 2008-07-01
Line count: 25
Word count: 153