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Liberty Hyde Bailey

[Today — March 15 — is the birthday of Liberty Hyde Bailey]

Liberty Hyde Bailey

 

This poem is from the collection:

 

Wind and Weather: Poems

Read the introduction to this collection by ERB Editor Chris Smith

 


 

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    Some hands go to the manicure
    To primp and polish and shine
    Some hands go to the velvet lure
    And some to the jewel shrine;
But these are the hands that hold the plow
The self same hands as of old and now;—
They are the hands that court’sy and perk
But these are the hands that do the work.

 

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