Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, FRAILTY, by DAISY DEAN BUTLER

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FRAILTY, by                
First Line: My wonderful vase, so fragile and fair
Last Line: The gift of the child, eternal bequest.
Subject(s): Gifts & Giving; Memory

My wonderful vase, so fragile and fair,
So perfect in line, in color so rare!

I worshiped you as a mythical shrine—
Intrinsic your worth, your beauty divine.

A careless hand touched—in fragments you lay;
A memory sweet—a dream for a day.

The frailty of "Things," may well give us pause,
Regarding with awe, immutable laws.

The gifts of the Magi, things transient at best;
The gift of the Child, eternal bequest.

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