To The Dawn.
Spreads silver streams of oriental light
Across the world of accidental night.
Thru tree-tops streaming, o'er the glittering
O'er ev'ry beauty that we look upon,
It smiles and glows so pleasing to the sight.
Far to the west the shadows take their flight,
And flee before the effulgence of the morn.
Come thou oh happiness' dawn, oh pleasure's day,
Come soothe life's sorrow and dispel its woe!
Drive thou our hearts's deep doubt and gloom
As shadows fleeing from the morning glow.
Come thou 0 flood of spiritualistic light,
Dispel the dark materialistic night!
__Colfax Burgoyne Harman
Poems Of Sentiment
Colfax Burgoyne Harman
(Valley Falls, Kansas: Harman Publishing. 1905)