Poetry of Kansas


SOMETIMES I have dreams of a far-off time
    When the busy world shall a moment cease
Its headlong rush, for some bit of rhyme,
Some newly awakened chord, or chime,
That I may touch in that far-off time
    While groping among the keys.
Sometimes I think that I yet may sing
    A song that never was sung before;
That I yet may touch some quivering string
Till its slumbering soul shall awake and fling
A song into mine, that I shall sing
    And men will echo forevermore.

__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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