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PRAYER FOR A CITY CHILD, by                    
First Line: I am not rich enough, dear god
Last Line: To claim his heritage.
Subject(s): Country Life

I am not rich enough, dear God,
To give him things that should be free,
A slope of purple violets,
An apple tree.

Blue eggs within a robin's nest,
Young fern fronds curling tight,
A brook that talks to smooth, white stones,
Gold firefly light.

May I create in him a thirst
For beauty nothing can assuage
Until he seeks the fields, some day,
To claim his heritage.

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