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)