Poetry of Kansas
 

A Little Dream-Boy.

LITTLE Boy Blue come blow your horn,
And wake up a little man lying forlorn,
Asleep where his life wanders out of the morn.
 
Little Boy Blue blow a merry, sweet note,
Over the pool where the white lilies float___
Fill out the sails of a little toy boat.
 
Blow on my dream of a little boy there,-
Blow thro' his little bark-whistle, and snare
Your breath in a tangle of curly brown hair.
 
Blow and O blow from your fairy land far,
Blow while.my little boy wears a tin star,
And rides a stick-horse to a little boy's war.
 
Blow for the brave man my dream-boy would be,
Blow back his tears when he wakes up to see
His knight errant gone and instead___only me.
 
Little Boy Blue come blow your horn,
Blow for a tittle boy lying forlorn,
Asleep where his life wanders out of the morn.

__William Allen White.

 
Rhymes by Two Friends
Albert Bigelow Paine & William Allen White
(Fort Scott: M. L. Izor and Son. 1893)
Pages 156-157
 
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October 22, 2002 / John & Susan Howell / Wichita, Kansas / howell@kotn.org

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