Poetry of Kansas


'Twill pass, 'twill pass,
   Naught stays, that I can find;
'Twill fade, 'twill fade,
   And leave no trace behind.
The sea, the sky,
   Once thrilled me to the core.
The sea, the sky,
   Are water, space__no more.
I love, I love:
   'Twill pass; tho' she be dear,
'Twill fade, 'twill fade,
   I shall not love next year.
___James Willis Gleed
Selected by Arthur Richmond Marsh
(Lawrence: Journal Publishing Co. 1888)
Page 100
October 9, 2001 / John & Susan Howell / Wichita, Kansas / howell@kotn.org

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