Collection of Kansas Poetry

COMPILED BY
Miss Hattie Horner
 
                                                                                                                       

Charles Moreau Harger
 
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ATLANTIS
 
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PROUD isle of the long distant ages, 
    Weird land of philosophers' dreams, 
Thy name, in all history's pages, 
    With mystical radiance gleams; 
Enchantment her glamour of glory 
    Has cast like a mantle o'er thee, 
As Time hath repeated thy story, 
    Lost Gem of the Sea, 
              Atlantis, 
    Atlantis! Lost Gem of the Sea. 
 
Bright sunshine no more gilds thy mountains; 
    Thy slopes are enshrouded in night; 
Undiscerned are thy clear gushing fountains; 
    Once crowned With seven-hued light; 
All hushed are thy bird-notes, once gladly 
    Resounding o'er valley and lea; 
Slow tides through thy forests sweep sadly, 
    Lost Gem of the Sea 
              Alantis, 
    Atlantis! Lost Gem of the Sea. 
(59) 
 
 
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