Poetry of Kansas


WOULD you love her you must know her.
And in loving feel the spell,
Breathing thro her name when spoken___
All that's beautiful in woman,
All that's pure and true as well,
Center in her tranquil spirit___
Summer lingers in her presence,
Nor can winter's clouds dispel
All the sunlight of her being___
All her life is autumn fruitage,
And its largess none can tell;
Only those whose lives she blesses___
Looking in her eyes so tender,
As into a dark, deep well,
Heaven's light you there behold in___
Now and thro eternal ages
Angels round about her dwell;
Heaven guard, and guide, and keep her___

__J. M. Cavaness.

Poems by Two Brothers
A. A. B. Cavaness & J. M. Cavaness
(Chetopa: J. M. Cavaness and Son. 1896)
Pages 75-76

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