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DEAD SEA

SEA of GALILEE

A DEAD SEA OR A GALILEE?

Life adorns the Sea of Galilee:

Its bosom teems with fish; its shores are green;

But to the south there lies the Salty Sea,

So desolate:  no fish, no life is seen.

 

And yet from Jordan’s waters both receive.

Then why doth one have life; the other death?

‘Tis Nature’s law, to take and then to give:

For every breath we take we give a breath.

 

The Dead Sea drinks far more than Galilee,

But has no outlet in its selfishness;

While Galilee bestows its bounties free—

It issues forth its life mankind to bless.

 

Am I a Dead Sea, or a Galilee?

More blessed ‘tis to give than to receive;

If I confine my thoughts to my and me

I’ll not bless others, but myself deceive.

 

From POEMS OF DAWN, p. 292.