Poetry of Kansas

The Singer.

I was lying low, low in the sere vale of grief.
Cloud and gloom hung oppressingly o'er me.
    The future was midnight before me___
No star and no sign of relief;
But my season of sorrow was brief;
    For a balm came to soothe and restore me.
    It seemed that a seraph's wings bore me
To realms where enjoyment was chief.
A song, as a voice 'twere from heaven,
    Waft softly sweet strains to my ear,
And the cloud of my sorrow was riven,
    And my soul filled with solace and cheer.
Think I not of the singer who breathed the sweet;
Yea, cherish her memory long, oh, so long!

__Colfax Burgoyne Harman


Poems Of Sentiment
Colfax Burgoyne Harman
(Valley Falls, Kansas: Harman Publishing. 1905)
Page 47

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