Selections from American Poetry, With Special Reference to Poe, Longfellow, Lowell and Whittier

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Author: Margaret Spraque Carhart

The Fountain

Into the sunshine,
Full of the light,
Leaping and flashing
From morn till night!

Into the moonlight,
Whiter than snow,
Waving so flower-like
When the winds blow!

Into the starlight,
Rushing in spray,
Happy at midnight,
Happy by day!

Ever in motion,
Blithesome and cheery.
Still climbing heavenward,
Never aweary

Glad of all weathers,
Still seeming best,
Upward or downward,
Motion thy rest;—

Full of a nature
Nothing can tame,
Changed every moment,
Ever the same;—

Ceaseless aspiring,
Ceaseless content,
Darkness or sunshine
Thy element;—

Glorious fountain!
Let my heart be
Fresh, changeful, constant,
Upward, like thee!

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Chicago: Margaret Spraque Carhart, "The Fountain," Selections from American Poetry, With Special Reference to Poe, Longfellow, Lowell and Whittier in Selections from American Poetry, With Special Reference to Poe, Longfellow, Lowell and Whittier (New York: Robert M. McBride & Company, 1916), Original Sources, accessed September 30, 2022, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=L1WC8TR8PWAQJMJ.

MLA: Carhart, Margaret Spraque. "The Fountain." Selections from American Poetry, With Special Reference to Poe, Longfellow, Lowell and Whittier, in Selections from American Poetry, With Special Reference to Poe, Longfellow, Lowell and Whittier, New York, Robert M. McBride & Company, 1916, Original Sources. 30 Sep. 2022. http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=L1WC8TR8PWAQJMJ.

Harvard: Carhart, MS, 'The Fountain' in Selections from American Poetry, With Special Reference to Poe, Longfellow, Lowell and Whittier. cited in 1916, Selections from American Poetry, With Special Reference to Poe, Longfellow, Lowell and Whittier, Robert M. McBride & Company, New York. Original Sources, retrieved 30 September 2022, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=L1WC8TR8PWAQJMJ.