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George Willis Cooke, comp.  The Poets of Transcendentalism: An Anthology.  1903.
 
The Brook
By Caroline Sturgis Tappan (1819–1888)
 
ALL the eyes I ever knew
  In this my strange life-dream,
Hazel, gray, and deepest blue,
  Are mingled in this stream.
 
It wins its way into my soul,        5
  Awakes each hidden feeling,
Gives me a rapture beyond control,
  High love fills all my being.
 
In earnest eyes I chiefly live,
  All words to me are naught,        10
For me they neither take nor give,
  In the eye the soul is caught.
 
And now to see all that I love,
  And have gazed at many an hour,
Blended together,—has heaven above        15
  A greater joy in store?
 
 
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