THE FOUNTAIN

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THE FOUNTAIN – 6 February 2009

For today I’ve chosen the following poem by the American poet James Russell Lowell:

THE FOUNTAIN
James Russell Lowell (1819-1891)

Into the sunshine,
Full of the light,
Leaping and flashing
From morn till night!

Into the moonlight,
Whiter than snow,
Waving so flower-like
When the winds blow!

Into the starlight,
Rushing in spray,
Happy at midnight,
Happy by day!

Ever in motion,
Blithesome and cheery.
Still climbing heavenward,
Never aweary –

Glad of all weathers,
Still seeming best,
Upward or downward,
Motion thy rest; –

Full of a nature
Nothing can tame,
Changed every moment,
Ever the same; –

Ceaseless aspiring,
Ceaseless content,
Darkness or sunshine
Thy element; –

Glorious fountain!
Let my heart be
Fresh, changeful, constant,
Upward, like thee!

For my Blog “James Russell Lowell,” visit:
http://www.all-creatures.org/heart/blog-20070913.html 

For a large collection of poetry and stories, visit:
http://www.all-creatures.org/poetrydir.html
 


"Joyful Curmudgeon"
An oxymoron?
No! I see all the beauty of God's creation and I'm joyful.  At the same time, I see all the suffering and corruption going on in the world, and feel called to help expose and end it so that we may have true peace and compassion.

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