Beautiful Streams

strea of water

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Beautiful streams, that flow onward forever,
Blessing the green earth wherever they flow,
Down the steep mountain-side gushing to sever,
In the fair valleys and meadows below;
Singing amid the tall reeds as they wander,
Nursing the lily-bell on their calm breast,
Well by their side may earth’s weary one’s ponder,
Seeking, alone, by their margin for rest.

Beautiful streams, that flow on to the ocean,
Life-giving founts as they wander along,
Who can behold them devoid of emotion,
Or love not the amount of their murmuring song?
Cooling the earth in the warm sunny hours,
Giving the poet his glorious themes;
Crowning the vales with the rich summer flowers;
Types of eternity — beautiful streams.

— Joseph Edwards Carpenter, Later Lyrics, 1878

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My name Edmark M. Law. I work as a freelance writer, mainly writing about science and mathematics. I am an ardent hobbyist. I like to read, solve puzzles, play chess, make origami and play basketball. In addition, I dabble in magic, particularly card magic and other sleight-of-hand type magic. I live in Hong Kong. You can find me on Twitter` and Facebook. My email is

21 thoughts on “Beautiful Streams

      1. Incidentally, I’ll do a “Share Your Blog” post a few days later. You are encouraged to participate since it’d be a good opportunity to network with other bloggers. If you don’t prefer doing that, you may also send a guest post to my blog at That way, you would be able to connect with new readers.


      2. I would have created the post today but my internet went down for some reason and the IT Support was no help (as usual). They don’t have technicians during weekend so I have to wait til Monday. I am just using my mobile phone’s internet now…

        I could have posted it using the WordPress app but I don’t like to publish posts using the phone.

        So, it’ll be available on Monday at the very least.


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