Poetry of Kansas

A Pair of Valentines.

Peerless one, thou art my star,
I long have worshiped thee afar;
O, bend on me those glorious orbs,
Their radiance my soul absorbs.
My heart dost seek thee as the light
That never wavers in its flight;
O, shine for me, for me alone,
Thou radiant star, my light, my sun.
One tender glance from thy dark eyes
Would make this earth a paradise;
Beloved star, wilt thou be mine?
My own, my peerless Valentine.

__Hattie L. Knapp.

Poets and Poetry of Kansas
Edited by Thomas W. Herringshaw
(Chicago: American Publishers' Association. 1894)
Page 118

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