by Christina Georgina Rossetti (1830 - 1894)

A pocket handkerchief to hem
Language: English 
A pocket handkerchief to hem --
  Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear!
How many stitches it will take
  Before it's done, I fear.

Yet set a stitch and then a stitch,
  And stitch and stitch away,
Till stitch by stitch the hem is done --
  And after work is play! 

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This text was added to the website: 2007-06-14
Line count: 8
Word count: 48