Collection of Kansas Poetry

COMPILED BY
Miss Hattie Horner
 
                                                                                                                       

 ELLEN PALMER ALLERTON 7

 
 
BEAUTIFUL THINGS. 

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BEAUTIFUL faces are those that wear__
It matters little if dark or fair__
Whole-souled honesty printed there. 
 
Beautiful eyes are those that show, 
Like crystal panes where hearth-fires glow, 
Beautiful thoughts that burn below, 
 
Beautiful lips are those whose words 
Leap from the heart, like songs of birds, 
Yet whose utterance prudence girds. 
 
Beautiful hands ate those that do 
Work that is earnest and brave and truer 
Moment by moment, the long day through. 
 
Beautiful feet are those that go 
On kindly ministries, to and fro__
Down lowliest ways, if God wills it so. 
 
Beautiful shoulders are those that, bear 
Ceaseless burdens of homely care 
With patient grace, and with daily prayer. 
 
Beautiful lives are those that bless__
Silent rivers of happiness, 
Whose hidden fountain but few may guess.   
 
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