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Ralph Waldo Emerson - Two Rivers

Thy summer voice, Musketaquit, 
Repeats the music of the rain; 
But sweeter rivers pulsing flit 
Through thee, as thou through the Concord Plain. 
Thou in thy narrow banks art pent: 
The stream I love unbounded goes 
Through flood and sea and firmament; 
Through light, through life, it forward flows. 

I see the inundation sweet, 
I hear the spending of the steam 
Through years, through men, through Nature fleet, 
Through love and thought, through power and dream. 

Musketaquit, a goblin strong, 
Of shard and flint makes jewels gay; 
They lose their grief who hear his song, 
And where he winds is the day of day. 

So forth and brighter fares my stream,-- 
Who drink it shall not thirst again; 
No darkness taints its equal gleam, 
And ages drop in it like rain.

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Poet: Ralph Waldo Emerson
Poem: Two Rivers
Poem of the Day: Oct 12 2000

Comment 1 of 1, added on February 16th, 2005 at 5:26 PM.

Ralph Waldo Emersons "Two Rivers" is a great piece of literature that reflects his love of the river and of nature

Matt from Australia

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