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First Line: Tossed about like thistle-down
Last Line: With the countless little things he has spilled!
Subject(s): Deserts; Food & Eating

Tossed about like thistle-down,
Buffeted by waves of chance,
Knowing but a motley gown,
Feet that never dance;

Yet I have walked amid Scotch Broom
In the early morn with the lark in tune!

Always stayed by halting speech,
Dumb when the heart o'erflowed,
Groping for words just out of reach,
Memories used as goad;

Yet have I seen the desert spring
From dull, sifting sands to a vivid thing!

And though still a reverist
With hands ineptly turned,
Full well I know I'm ever blest
By gifts so many've spurned;

For a wise God weak arms has filled
With the countless little things He has spilled!

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