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Thread #219   Message #551303
Posted By: George Seto -
16-Sep-01 - 01:58 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Ring of Bright Water
Subject: Lyr Add: RING OF BRIGHT WATER (Gavin Maxwell)

Ring of Bright Water
(Gavin Maxwell)

He has married me with a ring, a ring of bright water
Whose ripples travel from the heart of the sea,
He has married me with a ring of light, the glitter
Broadcast on the swift river.
He has married me with the sun's circle
Too dazzling to see, traced in summer sky.
He has crowned me with the wreath of white cloud
That gathers on the snowy summit of the mountain,
Ringed me round with the world-circling wind,
Bound me to the whirlwind's centre.
He has married me with the orbit of the moon
And with the boundless circle of stars,
With the orbits that measure years, months, days, and nights,
Set the tides flowing,
Command the winds to travel or be at rest.
At the ring's centre,
Spirit, or angel troubling the pool,
Causality not in nature,
Finger's touch that summons at a point, a moment
Stars and planets, life and light
Or gathers cloud about an apex of gold,
Transcedent touch of love summons my world into being.

From a website which takes the above from the index page of a book called Ring of Bright Water by Gavin Maxwell. It's also been made into a movie of the same name.

It probably isn't the information Susan wanted, but it's a start