Poetry of Kansas
 

Aftermath.

"What shall be left to me?" the
        woman said,
"When passion's lightning has
        burned out its course,
  And love's frail moon is dead."
 
"The best will yet remain," the
        lover said,
"After the ebbing of emotion's
        tide,
  After the failing of untamed
        desire,
The frankincense of reverence
        will rise
  From off the altars where eternal
        faith
  Keeps the undying fire."

__Elizabeth N. Barr.

The High Winds of Home
Elizabeth N. Barr
(Olathe: privately published. 1922)
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