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[Written for the Journal]

THE WATER-LILY

From the June 1913 issue of The Christian Science Journal


Out of the silence of the misty world, Beneath the rippled bosom of the lake, With every snow-tinged petal dew-empearled, The lilies by the sun are kissed awake. Up from the shadowy depths on slender stem, Each virgin blossom climbs into the light, Deeming it heaven—this, the sphere of men— After the prison of the watery night.