Caverns Measureless to Man

Nature drains
The ceaseless rains.
Through ageless times the storms have raged
Through hardened lime the battles waged
In caverns measureless to man.

Waters grind them,
Cavers find them.
Water hollowed them. Threshing and churning,
Pioneers followed them twisting and turning.
These caverns measureless to man.

Glistening lakes
The torrent makes.
Dark and eerie but the explorer follows
Worn and weary through rocky hollows.
In caverns measureless to man.

And slip and slide.
Enormous halls, trickles in tiny slits.
Waterfalls, ruckles in awesome pits.
Down caverns measureless to man.

Stalactite gours,
Stalagmite floors.
Limestone, rimstone, cave pearls and pools
Like fire and brimstone water whirls and cools.
In caverns measureless to man.

Yorkshires glory
In natures story,
Of caves, rooms, pioneers bold
And graves, tombs of men of old.
These caverns measureless to man.

Anon.

Found in a folder in the club library. Does anyone know who it was written by?

 

 

 

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