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EVOCATION, by            
First Line: Crouching beneath the rain
Last Line: Flings dancing sparks of fire.
Subject(s): Labor & Laborers; Old Age; Work; Workers


Crouching beneath the rain
And bent with Age's load,
An old man delves a drain
Across the sodden road.

A rusty pick he wields
With feeble impact slow;
The muddy gravel yields
Before each painful blow.

The strokes beat dull and thick
Upon the dreary mire,
And yet ... the labored pick
Flings dancing sparks of fire.





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