Let every one sweep before his own door.

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BILAMBIL COTTAGE 2008

DEBORAH DIGGES.

I have loved the broom I took into my hands
and crossed the threshold to begin again,
whose straw I wore to nothing,
whose shaft I could use to straighten a tree, or break
across my knee to kindle the first winter fire,
or use to stir the fire

http://www.randomhouse.com/knopf/authors/digges/poem.html

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