Poetry of Kansas

Tribute To A Friend

Fair Ollie has a heart of gold,
    Which any man would be rich to win;
But alas, to me she's distant, cold;
    But to love her not would be a sin.
The brightest star in yonder dome
    Cannot outshine her eyes so blue;
Rich Croesus well might crown a home
    With heart like hers, so tender, true.
The sun shines not on lovelier flower
    Than this wild rose of western clime:
But my heart lies low in yon lover's bower___
    "Stranded on the shores of time."

__Richard S. Dunbar.

Poets and Poetry of Kansas
Thomas B. Herringshaw
(Chicago: American Publishers Association. 1894)
Page 187

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