Poetry of Kansas
 

Mizpah.

How shall I live, beloved, since the space
      That lies between two worlds divides us twain,
      Since I am left on earth with every stain,
And thou art pure enough to see God's face?
How can I linger on in this dark place,
      Borne down with all this heavy load of pain,
      When thou canst never come to me again,
Or still my yearning through thy tender grace?

But one thing yet remains for me to do:
      Through sorrow I shall grow so near to thee
          That God upon my spirit too will smile,
And to thy blessed leading prove so true
      That I shall come in His good time to see
          How He hath watched between us all the while.

__Florence L. Snow.

Kansas In Literature__Part I. Poetry
Introduction by William Herbert Carruth
(Topeka: Crane & Co. 1900)
Pages 100-101

 
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