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A BLIND GIRL WEAVING, by                    
First Line: All day she sits and works before her loom
Last Line: And slowly pulls the threads back, one by one.
Subject(s): Blindness; Weaving & Weavers; Visually Handicapped


All day she sits and works before her loom;
The warp and woof of purest wool she weaves
Means nothing more than pain that comes and leaves
Her eyes more dim. The aching years of gloom
Arise and stretch ahead like some great light
Whose presence heals and soothes the soul, then flees --
She sees white moonlight streaming through dark trees
And feels the silence strong and swift of night;
But never will she run along the shore,
Her arms outflung in joy to catch the mist
That falls in pale but crystal amethyst,
It is this thought that grieves and asks for more;
She sighs, her life with light and laughter done,
And slowly pulls the threads back, one by one.





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