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First Line: I watched a log in the fire-place burning
Last Line: That life so freely gave to me.
Alternate Author Name(s): Filsinger, Ernest B., Mrs.
Subject(s): Fire


I watched a log in the fire-place burning,
Wrapped in flame like a winding sheet,
Giving again with splendid largesse
The sun's long gift of treasured heat.

Giving again in the fire's low music
The sound of wind on an autumn night,
And the gold of many a summer sunrise
Garnered and given out in light.

I watched a log in the fire-place burning --
Oh if I too could only be
Sure to give back the love and laughter
That life so freely gave to me.





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