Poetry of Kansas


There are times when the clouds close o'er,
    And the sun disappears from our sight;
And the day, tho a moment before
    All sunshine, is shrouded in night.
So sickness and sorrow close down
    On the sunbeamy days of our life,
And we lie in the night of  God's frown
    And pray for relief from our strife.
Grief's shades are as real as those shrouds
    That darken the world with their forms.
Oh were they as light as the clouds,
    Our lives might know fewer soul storms.
But the future will roll all away.
    Take cheer lonely heart the deep gloom
Will break forth and effulgence of May
    Smile over thy beauty and bloom.

__Colfax Burgoyne Harman


Poems Of Sentiment
Colfax Burgoyne Harman
(Valley Falls, Kansas: Harman Publishing. 1905)
Page 39

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