Poetry of Kansas


Out of the dark into the light,
Into day-dawn from the night;
Down from a perilous height__
       Baby dear,
       Do not fear!

Strange is the wind and the tide,
The heavens eternally wide;
Less fathomed, this life at my side
       Mother's near,
       Do not fear!

Your eyes look steadfast at me,
Something unseen seem to see,__
Thought of a bird or a bee
       Hark and hear,
       Do not fear!

Love it was beckoned to you
Over the hills, through the blue
Shadows that Shut God from view__
       I am here,
       Do not fear!

__W. H. Simpson.

Kansas in Literature
William Herbert Carruth
(Topeka: Crane & Co. 1900)
Page 72

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