Do not despise the day of small things --
A scribbled page, a brick laid,
The record of a dollar paid.
Plodding steps will always bring
The finish nigh. So let us tell
How tiny deeds composed great feats,
Raising London's bomb-rent streets,
The burnt temple of Ariel1.
1. Ariel, the city where David dwelt, i.e. Jerusalem. (See Isaiah 29.)