|O little love I threw away
The many years ago!
That I should need you so today
How could I know?
A slender thing, a tender thing,
A rare thing, all my own.
And now my heart goes whispering
Your name, alone.
O little love I threw away,
So wistful and so true,
My heart could break for you today . . .
Would God you knew!
The Call of Kansas and Other Poems
Esther M. (Clark) Hill
(Cedar Rapids: Torch Press. __)