Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, HIDDEN WATER, by FLORIAA WATTS SMYTH

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HIDDEN WATER, by            
First Line: Water in hole and trench
Last Line: And leap and thunder.
Subject(s): Water

Water in hole and trench
On the earth's wide crust,
Is water enough to quench
Thirst or lay dust,

But, oh -- the river and lake
Under house and hill,
Source of the springs that break
Forth, cool, still!

Slow are those rivers and dark.
They curve and meet and spread,
Leaving no mark
For searchers overhead.

Deep in bedrock, they
Flow as all streams flow
Into gulf and bay.
There's little that we know

Of river-mouth and creek
Far down under
A cliff where seas break
And leap and thunder.

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