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First Line: Death sets a thing significant / the eye had hurried by
Last Line: Too costly for repairs.
Subject(s): Death; Dead, The


Death sets a thing significant
The eye had hurried by,
Except a perished creature
Entreat us tenderly
.
To ponder little workmanships
In crayon or in wool,
With "This was last her fingers did,"
Industrious until
.
The thimble weighed too heavily,
The stitches stopped themselves,
And then 't was put among the dust
Upon the closet shelves.
.
A book I have, a friend gave,
Whose pencil, here and there,
Had notched the place that pleased him, --
At rest his fingers are.
.
Now when I read, I read not,
For interrupting tears
Obliterate the etchings
Too costly for repairs.




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