Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, A MOTHER'S TEAR, by ANNE TERESE STOMMEL

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A MOTHER'S TEAR, by            
First Line: Whence hast thou sprung
Last Line: Of busy mart!
Subject(s): Mothers; Tears

Whence hast thou sprung,
Oh tear?
As crystal clear
Thou dost appear,
Like dew-drop on blue gentian's fringe
Or coursing down the rose's cheek
Of glowing tinge.

Hast thou been born
Of pain?
Or hast thou fain
With joy's full strain,
Welled forth from depths of ecstasy,
Like diamond pure from earth's deep breast,

Tell us thy tale,
Oh, tear!
Why glist'neth here?
Dost bless or sear?
May'st thou have sprung from happy heart,
A precious gem, beyond all price
Of busy mart!

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