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Two Rivers

Written by: Ralph Waldo Emerson | Biography
 Thy summer voice, Musketaquit, 
Repeats the music of the rain; 
But sweeter rivers pulsing flit 
Through thee, as thou through the Concord Plain. 
Thou in thy narrow banks art pent: 
The stream I love unbounded goes 
Through flood and sea and firmament; 
Through light, through life, it forward flows. 

I see the inundation sweet, 
I hear the spending of the steam 
Through years, through men, through Nature fleet, 
Through love and thought, through power and dream. 

Musketaquit, a goblin strong, 
Of shard and flint makes jewels gay; 
They lose their grief who hear his song, 
And where he winds is the day of day. 

So forth and brighter fares my stream,-- 
Who drink it shall not thirst again; 
No darkness taints its equal gleam, 
And ages drop in it like rain.



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