Poetry of Kansas


      Farewell, dear heart!
Since at life's cross-roads we must part:
Yours the home-nest, while my feet stray
       The thorny way.

      Sweet, none can miss
Love's pain or woe, its joy or bliss;
All these endure, when naught shall be
       This sky, this sea.

      Things lesser pass__
Both sky and sea, and waving grass,
And you and I__but love remains,
       Its joys, its pains.

__W. H. Simpson.

Kansas in Literature
William Herbert Carruth
(Topeka: Crane & Co. 1900)
Page 73

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November 20, 2002 / John & Susan Howell / Wichita, Kansas / howell@kotn.org

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