Poetry of Kansas

My Life

Life to me is as the waters
    From the mountain leaping down,
Through the meadows and the rivers,
    To the ocean onward bound.
So my life from youth's glad hill-top,
    Draining through a channeled world,
Onward bounding, smoothly streaming,
    Cradle in the grave is hurled.
When absorbed within the bosom
    Of old ocean's peaceful rest,
Lost I then shall be forever,
    In divinity at rest.

__James A. DeMoss


Kansas Zephyrs
James A. DeMoss
(Thayer, Kansas: ___. 1892)
Pages 26-27

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