Poetry of Kansas
 

Love's Dawn.

HAVE you seen a Kansas sunrise?  How
        the rich, resplendent light
    Floods the world and turns away night's dingy
        scroll
So does love's dawn in one's being doff the veil of
        sorrow's night;
    So does happiness' warm sun illume the soul.
 
How the shapeless, frozen rocket, flying far thru
        barren space.
    Melts in meteor flash when touch the at-
        mosphere.
So the life that's lone and loveless, clasped at
        last in love's embrace,
    Casts a gleam of joy and love-light far and
        near.
 
Let the sun-light and the love-light bless each
        creature of the earth!
    Peace on earth, good will to men, be every
        prayer.
Let the doleful dirge of sorrow change to song of
        joy and mirth!
Free the world from pain and heart-ache
        everywhere.

__Colfax Burgoyne Harman

 

Poems Of Sentiment
Colfax Burgoyne Harman
(Valley Falls, Kansas: Harman Publishing. 1905)
Page 33

 
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