Oliver Wendell Holmes

United States
Oliver Wendell Holmes
United States
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The Star And The Water Lily

Rating: 3.4
THE SUN stepped down from his golden throne,
And lay in the silent sea,
And the Lily had folded her satin leaves,
For a sleepy thing was she;
What is the Lily dreaming of?
Why crisp the waters blue?
See, see, she is lifting her varnished lid!
Her white leaves are glistening through!

The Rose is cooling his burning cheek
In the lap of the breathless tide; —
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Dr Dillip K Swain 20 October 2017
A great poem.. fantastic poetic imagination, superb narration.. the rethym, the flow and the images are all documented in nice scheme.. The very opening line invites the reader to go deep into it..an amazing creation..!!
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