Poetry of Kansas
 

What The Winds Said.

OH, a wind came whispering out of the west
       And these are the words that it said to me,
"Of all life's treasures love is the best,"
Oh, a wind came whispering out of the west,
       All up from a summer sea.
 
A wind came whispering out of the east
       And these are the words that it murmured low,
"Of all life's treasures wealth is the least,"
Oh; the winds came out of the west and the east
       And they told the truth, I know.

__Albert Bigelow Paine.

 
Rhymes by Two Friends
Albert Bigelow Paine & William Allen White
(Fort Scott: M. L. Izor and Son. 1893)
Page 92
 
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