A fragment.it reads:
"Trouble's root sprouts forth in youth
Whose beginning is before remembrance
Unveiled, the heart finds earth uncouth
From whence it first found entrance."
Ephrem had then set down his pen
His tea-kettle whistled for attention
And askance the pen it lay for ten
Seconds and dripped extension
To his letter, if to make it better
Or twas its penned pretension.