Poetry of Kansas

Faith, Hope, Love.

FAITH is a star that with unsullied ray
Shines on, invisible to man by day,
But when the darkness comes, its welcome ]ight
Brings Hope to human hearts in nature's night;
It gives light freely, as the One above
Bestows good gifts to man, and this is Love.
Faith is a flower springing from the sod,
With face turned ever toward the light of God;
When beaten to the earth by storm and rain,
'Tis Hope that lifts it toward the sun again;
It fills its mission if it but imparts
A Love of beauty unto human hearts.
Faith is a bird that on unfettered wings
Mounts upward ever and exultant sings;
While Hope beams brightly from its upturned eye,
In quest of visions that beyond it lie;
Its flight is tireless till in realms above
It nestles in the eternal heart of Love.

__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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