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
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-
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
Let the sun-light and the love-light bless each
        creature of the earth!
    Peace on earth, good will to men, be every
Let the doleful dirge of sorrow change to song of
        joy and mirth!
Free the world from pain and heart-ache

__Colfax Burgoyne Harman


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

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