Poetry of Kansas
 

Retrospective.

I long for those lost, happy hours
    Of life's bright spring so fair;
Its smiling sunshine, budding flowers
    And notes of music rare.
 
In longing sometimes now it seems
    I see them as before,
In vain chimeras, hopes and dreams,
    I see them all once more.
 
When life was all a summer day,
    And free as blew the wind,
I had no cares to cross my play,
    No troubles vexed my mind.
 
Within the quiet of my home,
    By kindest parents blest,
To fold my arms when night had come
    And lie in peaceful rest.

__Colfax Burgoyne Harman

 

Poems Of Sentiment
Colfax Burgoyne Harman
(Valley Falls, Kansas: Harman Publishing. 1905)
Page 333

 
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