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.
- by John Banister Tabb (1845 - 1909), "The water-lily" [author's text checked 1 time against a primary source]
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