Poetry of Kansas
 

To Woman.

The world has had more than one Savior of
        men.
    So many, so many, along life's way,
    Wear thorn-crowns that we may wear roses of
        May,
Bear sorrow that we the more pleasure may gain.
Ah, Women, what height can we hope to attain
    To rise to thy equal? How can we repay
    What freely thou givest unto us each day,
To drive out earth's sorrow___to banish its bane?
Withdraw thy sweet influence, the world is all
        sin,
    Restore it, you virtue and honor enthrone.
With that deep dream of Eden did pleasure
        begin.
    Men were indeed lost, Were they doomed to be
        lone.
Crowning act of creation, great gift from above,
Least tribute I offer___my holiest love!

__Colfax Burgoyne Harman

 

Poems Of Sentiment
Colfax Burgoyne Harman
(Valley Falls, Kansas: Harman Publishing. 1905)
Page 49

 
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