Poetry of Kansas

The Touch Of Art.

SOMETIME the day is dark and all goes wrong,
And clouds hang. dull and heavy o'er the land,
And lonesome longings lie about the heart.
Then, by and by, they shape themselves to song;
And chords awakened by the master hand
Soothe other souls to peace___and this is art.

__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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October 25, 2002 / John & Susan Howell / Wichita, Kansas / howell@kotn.org

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