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First Line: Amid all the turmoil and the care - the worry, the fever, the anxiety
Last Line: Does the vast ever-present beneath reveal its perfect rondure.
Subject(s): Peace


AMID all the turmoil and the care—the worry, the fever, the anxiety,
The gloomy outlook, fears, forebodings.
The effort to keep up with the rush of supposed necessities, supposed
duties,
The effort to catch the flying point of light, to reach the haven of
Peace—always in the future—
Amid all, glides in the little word Now.

As when the winds of March with their long brooms sweep the dead leaves
from the surface of the ground, and the Earth in virgin beauty with the growing
grass once more appears;
So when all this debris of thought from the Past, of anxiety about the
Morrow, is at last swept away,
Does the vast ever-Present beneath reveal its perfect rondure.





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