Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, THE FOUNTAIN OF PITY, by HENRY BATAILLE



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THE FOUNTAIN OF PITY, by            
First Line: Tears are within us. There is security
Last Line: And the tears weep also, as they flow away.
Subject(s): Children; Consolation; Fountains; Pity; Tears; Childhood


Tears are within us. There is security
from pain in knowing that tears are always ready.
Disillusioned hearts have found that they are faithful.
We learn in childhood that they will always be.
At first my mother used to say, "How steady!"

Tears are within us; it is a mystery.
Child heart, child heart, your ever lavish weeping
troubles me, as your tears profusely pour
to every comer, without fear that the last may be
tarnished—though that, indeed, be worth the keeping.

It is not flowers, it is not the summer sky
that so tenderly consoles us; it is they.
They knew us and they comforted us as children.
They are within us, watchful, ever by.
And the tears weep also, as they flow away.





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