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First Line: Gardener of eden and gethsemane
Last Line: Gardener of eden -- and gethsemane!


Gardener of Eden and Gethsemane,
Gently unearth this rosebush that has grown
In the sunken garden of my heart, and be
Gentle to her who yields it yet unblown.
Gardener of Eden, where this tender stem
Henceforth will know the strength of other fingers,
And these leaves brush another's garment hem --
You will not care if round the root there lingers
Something of native soil to swell the bud
Till that root sinks in You as once in me. . . .
Unearth the rosebush of my flesh and blood,
Gardener of Eden -- and Gethsemane!





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