Poetry of Kansas

Love, and Hate.

Although a thousand leagues two hearts divide,
    That love has joined, the gulf is not so great
As that twixt two, who, dwelling side by side
    Behold between, the black abyss of Hate.

__Ellen P. Allerton.

Walls of Corn and Other Poems
Ellen P. Allerton
(Hiawatha, KS: Harrington Printing Company. 1894)
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