Poetry of Kansas
 

Enigma.

FRAMED in this metric jumble, pure and fair,
Caressing with a clasp of tenderness the rhyme___
Of names, a name most musical and rare!
Her name whose soft blue eyes doth shine
Significant of soul___diviner than a star.
Scan well the verse___each syllable and line___
Concealed with tender art___oh, dreamily it lies
In slumbers soft as 'twere in Paradise.
Sweet flower of Love!___But rose nor violet
Is emblem fit of her in whose clear cheeks are met
The subtler sweets of all things fair in earth or skies.

__A. A. B. Cavaness.

 

Poems by Two Brothers
A. A. B. Cavaness & J. M. Cavaness
(Chetopa: J. M. Cavaness and Son. 1896)
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