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We'll Be Going on Again

We've footed it so far today across the pathless
        plain, 
And down the hills, across the vales, and up the 
        hills again, 
And through a forest green and dark, where turtle- 
        doves were mourning__
    So we are glad to, stay, tonight, 
    And share your food and your lamplight; 
    But we'll be going on again in the morning, 
    We'll be going on __ in the morning.
 
We've watched the morning, on the plain, rise, robed
        in floating gold ,
And in the hills we've seen the twilight, purple- 
        mantled, starry, cold; 
And in the forest oft at night we've heard the skies 
        a-storming __
    And we are glad to rest our heads 
    Sometime, somewhere, upon your beds; 
    But we'll be going on again in the morning, 
    We'll be going on __ in the morning.
 
We've seen the winter cross the land, its veils of
        white a-trailing, 
We've seen the pink buds all awake when pearly 
        clouds were sailing; 
We've seen the wide fields parched and dead, when 
        glowed the August noon, 
And purple grapes, and scarlet leaves, beneath the 
        harvest moon__
    We've seen them many times before__
    We hope to see them many more; 
    And we'll be going on again in the morning, 
    We'll be going on __ in the morning.

__Dorothy Statton

 
Sunflowers, A Book of Kansas Poems
Selected by Willard Wattles
pages 11-12
(Chicago: A. C. McClurg. 1916)
 
September 19, 2001 / John & Susan Howell / Wichita, Kansas / howell@kotn.org

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