Masons, when they start upon a building,
Are careful to test out the scaffolding;
Make sure the planks won’t slip at busy points.|
Secure all ladders, tighten bolted joints.
Yet all this comes down when the job’s done,
Showing off walls of sure and solid stone.
So if, my dear, there sometimes seems to be
Old bridges breaking between you and me,
Never fear. We may let the scaffolds fall,
Confident that we have built our wall.