Poetry of Kansas

To Washington.

O Sainted soul! Thou honored and revered,
Above all honored to our nation known,
    Thou whom, when our dear country's hope
        had flown,
And death and ruin to our hearthstones neared-
When dying patriots for their loved ones feared,
    And prayed deliverance from the cruel crown___
    O thou who struck the direful enemy down___
Her haughty hosts from all our harbors veered:
From depths of Valley Forge to Yorktown's
    With heavenly justice armed and power divine,
Marched on to victory and eternal right___
    Heaven sing thy praise. It is not mine,
Or mortal, to depict the light
    Thy virtue o'er a world doth make to shine!

__Colfax Burgoyne Harman


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