Collection of Kansas Poetry

COMPILED BY
Miss Hattie Horner
 
                                                                                                                       

J. Lee Knight.
 
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SELECTIONS FROM "RESURGAM," A DECORATION
 
DAY POEM. 

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EARTH unto earth! 

Such is and has been since the dawn of time, 
The sum of knowledge and the end of life. 
 
Dust unto dust ! 

No power is potent to bear down the wall 
No mortal vision e'er hath pierced the gloom, 
Or passed the portal to what lies beyond. 
 
Ashes to ashes! 

The cycle ended, once again the earth 
Takes up her burden to renew the round. 
 
And is this all ? Must earth forever claim, 
With mandate changeless, all there is of life? 
 
(73) 
 
 
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