To The River Charles


River! that in silence windest
Through the meadows, bright and free
Till at length thy rest thou findest
In the bosom of the sea!

Four long years of mingled feeling
Half in rest, and half in strife,
I have seen thy waters stealing
Onward, like the stream of life …

Thou hast taught me, Silent River!
Many a lesson, deep and long;
Thou hast been a generous giver;
I can only give thee but a song.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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