Poetry of Kansas
 

A Song To The World.

What shall I sing to the world
    That will fathom the depths of its
    grieving?
Faith is my song to the world,
    The believer is saved by believing.
 
What shall I sing to the world
    That will lighten the load of its
    caring ?
Hope is my song to the world,
    The spirit is raised by its daring.
 
What shall I sing to the world
    That will open the flood-gates of
    living?
Love is my song to the world
    The giver is saved by the giving.
 
This is my song to the world
    As a lark I have set it winging,
    Though the world be not saved by
    a song,
    The singer is saved by the singing.
 
Published in Munsey's, November, 1917.

__Elizabeth N. Barr.

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