Poetry of Kansas

The Dreamland Shore.

Safe on the Dreamland Shore,
    Bathed by its dream-tossed tide;
Resting his dream-dipped oar
    There at the dream-sea side;
Baby has left his play,
    Lured on by dreamland lore,
Till he is far away,
    Safe on the Dreamland Shore.
Now where the dream-bells chime,
    Softly from dream-lit towers;
Heedless of dream-winged time,
    Soothed by dream-scented flowers;
Rest, little boatman, rest,
    Half way to Heaven once more;
Thou art the dream-god's guest,
    There on the Dreamland Shore.
Stay till the morning breaks,
    Breaks from the bars of night;
Stay till the robin wakes,
    Wakes with the new born light.
Then lift thine anchor aft,
    Then raise thy canvas fore,
Dream-winds thy sails will waft
    Back from the Dreamland Shore.

__Harry Edward Mills.


Select Sunflowers
Harry Edward Mills
(Fort Scott: Sunflower Press. 1901)
Pages 56-57

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