Collection of Kansas Poetry

COMPILED BY
Miss Hattie Horner
 
                                                                                                                       

Ad. H. Gibson
 
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WHY WAIT ?
 
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Why wait to show your love, 
    Until the form lies cold ? 
Why leave unsaid those words 
    Of dearer weight than gold ? 
 
Oh! could you read the heart, 
    And see love's hunger there, 
You would not wait to speak 
    And show your tender care, 
 
When death's chill brink is passed, 
    We'll heed not love expressed 
By lilies cypress-twined 
    Across the pulseless breast. 
 
 
 
PRAIRIE ASTERS.
 
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Starry blooms, your forms I greet, 
Down where brook and prairie meet; 
Purple, lilac, paler hues, 
Gleaming thro' the Autumn dews. 
Quails and doves come here to drink, 
Where you love to nod and blink. 
(45) 

 
   
 
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