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In Time Of Drought

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The rushes are black by the river bed,
And the sheep and the cattle stand
Wistful-eyed, where the waters were,
In a waste of gravel and sand;
Or pass o'er their dying and dead to slake
Their thirst at the slimy pool.
Shall they pine and perish in pangs of drought
While Thy river, O God, is full.

The fields are furrowed, the seed is sown,
But no dews from the heavens are shed;
And where shall the grain for the harvest be?
And how shall the poor be fed?
In waterless gullies they winnow the earth,
New-turned by the miner's tool;
And the way-farer faints 'neath his lightened load,1
Yet the river of God is full.

For us, O Father, from tropic seas,
Let the clouds be filled that shed
Rough rains upon Andes' eastward slope,
Soft snows on Himàleh's head.
Freight for us as for others thy dark-winged fleet,
That soon by the waters cool,
We may say with gladness, “Our need was great,
But the river of God was full!”

Mushtaq ahmad magray 13 September 2018

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buster boy 14 January 2019

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Soumya 22 December 2018

Please provide summary of the poem

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Priya mishra 28 November 2018

Plz.... Provide summary of this poem

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Mama Mohanty 04 February 2019

Pls send the summary of the poem.

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Madhuri 01 April 2019

Share a summary of paem in time of drougjt

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Mahima 07 March 2019

Thanks for explanation.Can you please send the summary .

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Mahima 07 March 2019

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