Here you will find the Poem Deprecating A Gift of poet Sydney Thompson Dobell
(Of Something Made By The Giver) Child, your effectual hands create too much. The things they fashion having, thenceforth, less The type of matter than the preciousness Of you, how can I serve myself of such? The kindred in my being doth avouch Your essence; in the very press and stress Of action I am foiled to a caress. Ah! give me something you but meant to touch! Something your love has ripen'd till I'm 'ware Of thoughts that came in light and stay'd in sweet, Or th'apostolic shadow of your care, Passing by, hath healed of malady, Or wholed in use and grace: gifts rare and meet, But not too rarely yours to be for me Still meet, nor meetly mine to be still yours and rare.