Poetry of Kansas

An Oasis.

WHENE'ER I strive in vain to weep
      O'er blighted hopes, or vanished years,
Ah, then, what would I give to steep
      My soul in tears.
For though such tears would flow from me
      As bitter as the springs of Marah,
A sweet oasis it would be
      In life's Sahara.

__Albert Bigelow Paine.

Rhymes by Two Friends
Albert Bigelow Paine & William Allen White
(Fort Scott: M. L. Izor and Son. 1893)
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