Poetry of Kansas

The Wanderer.

I know not whence I came,
    I know not whither I go;
Only a sigh of pain
    And a wanderer's life I know.
I long for rest always,
    I long for quiet alone;
Into a vale of rest
    My pathway has never gone.
I fear to raise my voice,
    I speak to hear but a sigh;
Ever I wander alone
    And ask myself bitterly why.

__James A. Wickersham.

Kansas In Literature__Part I. Poetry
Introduction by William Herbert Carruth
(Topeka: Crane & Co. 1900)
Page 71

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