To the teachers of the young

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by Ella Wheeler Wilcox

How large thy task, O teacher of the young,
To take the ravelled threads by parents flung
With careless hands, and through consummate care
To weave a fabric, fine and firm and fair.
God’s uncompleted work is thine to do -
Be brave and true!

 
from Poems of Optimism by Ella Wheeler Wilcox (1919)

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