The Waters of Babylon

LemanLine 182 of the poem reads, “By the waters of Leman I sat down and wept…” PSALM 137:1-9 begins, “By the rivers of Babylon, there we sat down, yea, we wept…” PSALM 137:1 is also the inspiration for the title of Stephen Vincent Benét’s 1937 post-apocalyptic short story, By the Waters of Babylon.

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