In the bowl of a shell
Sings the wonderful song of the sea,
All the ebb and the swell,
In the bowl of a shell.

In the heart; of a pool
Drifts the fathomless smile of the sky,
All the clouds white and cool,
In the heart of a pool.

In the beam of a star
Shines the Hght of a far away world.
Out of space, dim and far.
In the beam of a star.

In the cup of a rose
Dwells the languor and passion of June,
Eager life, warm repose.
In the cup of a rose.

In the throat of a bird
Lives the message of God to His earth,
Lo ! the mystical word
In the throat of a bird !

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