Bright you sparkle on your ways;
O'er the yellow pebbles dancing
Through the flower and foliage glancing,
Like a child at play
River, river! swelling river!
On you rush through rough and smooth;
Over rocks,by rose banks,sweeping
Like impetuous youth.
Broad and deep,and still as time;
Seeming still, yet still in motion,
Tending onwards to the ocean,
Just like mortal prime.
River, river!headlong river!
Down you dash into the sea,
Sea that line hath never sounded,
sea that hail never rounded,