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Poem by George Meredith


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Between the fountain and the rill
I passed, and saw the mighty will
To leap at sky; the careless run,
As earth would lead her little son.

Beneath them throbs an urgent well,
That here is play, and there is war.
I know not which had most to tell
Of whence we spring and what we are. 



George Meredith


George Meredith's other poems:
  1. Empdeocles
  2. A Later Alexandrian
  3. Modern Love. Sonnet 24. The Misery is Greater, as I Live!
  4. Hawarden
  5. Modern Love. Sonnet 7. She Issues Radiant from Her Dressing-room


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