Poetry of Kansas

The Wave And The Star.

AFAR on the ocean a billow was born,
    A waif of the wind and the sea.
A star up in heaven shone brightly
    at morn,
A spark of eternity.
And the beautiful star loved the wave, from afar,
   And paled in its mute despair;
But the wave on its bosom caught up the star,
   And died as it held it there.

__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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