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THE YOUNG CARPENTER, by            
First Line: When I was told he had been learning
Last Line: When they were branches on a tree.
Alternate Author Name(s): Rusafi, Muhammad Ibn Ghalib Al-


When I was told he had been learning
To be a carpenter, I said,
'Perchance he learned his craft by turning
His eyes, to turn a fellow's head!'

Unhappy boughs! They'll soon be rueing
He chose to chop them, this fine spring,
For some are singled out for hewing,
And some are marked for hammering.

Converted to a wooden block! It's
A just reward for roguery
And ever plucking at his pockets
When they were branches on a tree.





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