Beautiful Streams

strea of water

Image: Flickr

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


About Edmark M. Law

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. I blog at You can find me on Twitter @EdmarkLaw and Facebook. My email is
This entry was posted in Poetry and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

20 Responses to Beautiful Streams

  1. SimpleWay says:

    This post has inspired this whole company a lot, and we loved it! We do need your help. Can you help us out?

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Smitha V says:

    Thank you for sharing. A very refreshing poem.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. That’s a beautiful poem! Lovely photo too.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Words – so timeless.

    Liked by 1 person

What's On Your Mind?

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s