The water-lily starts and slides Upon the level in little puffs of wind, Tho' anchor'd to the bottom.
What loved little islands, twice seen in their lakes:;: Can the wild water-lily restore.thomas campbell
The slender water-lily Peeps dreamingly out of the lake; The moon, oppress'd with love's sorrow, Looks tenderly down for her sake.Heinrich Heine
She left the web, she left the loom, She made three paces through the room, She saw the water-lily bloom, She saw the helmet and the plume, She looked down to Camelot. Out flew the web and floated wide; The mirror cracked from side to side; 'The curse is come upon me', cried The Lady of Shalott.Tennyson