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Around the year with Ella Wheeler Wilcox.The lightning's stroke or the fierce tempest's blast
Which fells the green tree to the earth to-day
Is kinder than the calm that lets it last,
Unhappy witness of its own decay.
May no men ever look on me and say:
"She lives, but all her usefulness is past."