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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:


[easyazon-link asin=”B007I75TUE” locale=”us”]Wind and Weather: Poems [/easyazon-link]

Read the introduction to this collection by ERB Editor Chris Smith



of Bailey’s classic book THE HOLY EARTH


    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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