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    I have just paraphrased the poem "Beautiful Hands" written by Ellen M.H. Gates. Could you please have a look at it for grammar mistakes?

    Beautiful hands refer to the hands of the poetís mother. He says they donít lack any color or hue. He also says they are as artistic as a sculptorís dream might be. Despite the fact that they are old and crumpled, they are perfect to him. He further says that though the whole body is a total wreck and the heart is dismal, these hands donít stop working for making the children happy. The poet says it brings tears in his eyes when he recalls his childhood and thinks how the hands used not to rest, while his played. As the poet gets lost into his thoughts, worries start arising and grip him tightly that the beautiful hands are slowing getting pathetic and the day when these hands will vanish from the world, is on the way. He then consoles himself by saying that when in the heaven these lovely hands hold victory, and are youthful again, he will hold them in his hands.

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    Quote Originally Posted by asad hussain View Post
    I have just paraphrased the poem "Beautiful Hands" written by Ellen M.H. Gates. Could you please have a look at it for grammar mistakes?

    'Beautiful hands' refers to the hands of the poetís mother.

    The poet states that 'they donít lack any color or hue.' He goes on to say they are as 'artistic as a sculptorís dream might be.' even though they are old and creased, they are still perfect to him.

    Further, he says that, although the body is a total wreck and the heart is weary, the hands are still busy making children happy.

    The poet says it brings tears to his eyes when he recalls his childhood and thinks how those same hands were always busy while he played.

    As he gets lost in his thoughts, worries begin to arise and grip him tightly. Those beautiful hands are slowly deteriorating, and the day must come when they will vanish from the world.

    However, he finallyconsoles himself by saying that, when in heaven, these lovely hands will be strong and youthful and the day will come when he can hold them as he had in his youth.

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