I strive in vain to weep
O'er blighted hopes, or vanished years,
Ah, then, what would I give to steep
My soul in tears.
For though such tears would flow from me
As bitter as the springs of Marah,
A sweet oasis it would be
In life's Sahara.
Albert Bigelow Paine.
Rhymes by Two Friends
Albert Bigelow Paine & William Allen White
(Fort Scott: M. L. Izor and Son. 1893)
October 23, 2002 / John & Susan Howell /
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