William Cowper

(26 November 1731 – 25 April 1800 / Hertfordshire)

Living Water - Poem by William Cowper

The fountain in its source,
No drought of summer fears;
The farther it pursues its course,
The nobler it appears.
But shallow cisterns yield
A scanty short suply;
The morning sees them amply filled,
At evening they are dry.


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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, April 13, 2010



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