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William Stanley Braithwaite, ed. (1878–1962).  Anthology of Magazine Verse for 1920.  1920.
 
The Garden
 
Rose Parkewood
 
 
TWO of Thy children one summer day worked in their garden, Lord;
They chopped the weeds of yesterday and you sent down a golden smile.
Two of Thy children one sunny day worked in their garden, Lord,
They hoed the furrow straight for the earthy bed and you whispered a singing smile.
Two of Thy children one windy day worked in their garden, Lord;        5
They pressed out the lumps from the clayey soil and you closed your shining eyes;
Two of Thy children one cloudy day worked in their garden, Lord,
They dropped in the seeds with a song in their hearts and you sent a soothing tear.
Two of Thy children one rainy day turned from their garden, Lord—
Your Smile and your Sigh and your Tear entered into their hearts.        10
Two of Thy children, all the days of their life will work in Thy garden, Lord!
 

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