Poetry of Kansas

A Sonnet to Summer.

How bright the effulgent beams which
    crown the hills,
And flood the world with beauteous, golden
    The earth from sea to sea is beaming bright
With dazzling beauty, all the air it fills,
And in my saddened heart new hope instills,
    Which frees it for a moment from its blight.
    See all around is bloom, the mountain height,
And forest glade and banks of rippling rills.
O summer season, gladdest of the year,
    Sweet, radiant season, loving, blooming time,
To me thy sunlit scenes are ever dear,
    My heart is filled with the music of thy chime
Thy warm sun soothes like a maiden's kiss the
And cheers and thrills and beautifies life's;

__Colfax Burgoyne Harman


Poems Of Sentiment
Colfax Burgoyne Harman
(Valley Falls, Kansas: Harman Publishing. 1905)
Page 38

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