Poetry of Kansas
 

Sonnet To Shakespeare.

IMMORTAL bard! Thou mightiest of men!
Thou myriad-minded muse whose fame
        has shone
    Thru-out the ages, and whose name has grown
A household word on every tongue and pen,
Give voice unto the years, pray speak again,
    Proclaim thru-out all time, in every zone,
    The cherished wisdom, which is thine alone,
That erring man no more need strive in vain.
Proclaim the time when sorrowing will cease;
    Nor crime nor wrong prevail, nor battle's gore,
Begrime the spheres, when men shall dwell in
        peace
    And harmony and love forever more.
Engrossed in all the wisdom of the years,
Confirm our faith. Allay our future fears.

__Colfax Burgoyne Harman

 

Poems Of Sentiment
Colfax Burgoyne Harman
(Valley Falls, Kansas: Harman Publishing. 1905)
Page 61

 
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