Fragrant Quote for May 8th, 2012 THE WATERS SPEAK By Walter B. Wolfe.

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Fragrant Quote for May 8th, 2012

THE WATERS SPEAK

By Walter B. Wolfe.
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This evening the river whispered
To the great stone pier shrouded in shadows
Of oncoming night, the secrets of the ages:
This evening, as the ripples washed on the strand
And murmured to the grey stone their song,
The ineffable refrain of lost aeons
Surging to the sea—

And the fragrance of fresh lilacs
By the river bank, was borne past me
By the cool wind of evening
Fluting in mellow overtones
A prelude to the solemn chanting of the waves—

And I, lying in the cool lush grass
Along the riverside
Heard the waves, and felt the wind of evening
About me, and the fragrance of fresh lilacs.
And I knew the song and the murmuring of the waves
That whispered to the great stone pier—

And the harmony of the scented night wind—
I felt the urge, I knew the burden of the symphony,
The refrain of lost aeons winding to Eternity—
"Light, more Light!"