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George Willis Cooke, comp.  The Poets of Transcendentalism: An Anthology.  1903.
 
The Great Voices
By Charles Timothy Brooks (1813–1883)
 
A VOICE from the sea to the mountains,
  From the mountains again to the sea;
A call from the deep to the fountains:
  O spirit! be glad and be free!
 
A cry from the floods to the fountains,        5
  And the torrents repeat the glad song
As they leap from the breast of the mountains:
  O spirit! be free and be strong!
 
The pine forests thrill with emotion
  Of praise as the spirit sweeps by;        10
With the voice like the murmur of ocean
  To the soul of the listener they cry.
 
Oh, sing, human heart, like the fountains,
  With joy reverential and free;
Contented and calm as the mountains,        15
  And deep as the woods and the sea.
 
 
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