Poetry of Kansas


He loved me breathlessly a day. And I ?
      He might have bled my youthful heart
But that his farewell words, "God pity you?'
      (God who gave me a sense of humor!)
Made quickened tears of laughter start.
Another loved me. And I hoped that I loved him.
      I tried to keep a partial vow.
But the path ahead___box-hedged___looked very trim
      (I love crimson ramblers)
And he found solace and is happy now.
And there was one. Ah, one there was
      Whose bright high dreams and radiance yet I crave.
His vision touched all sordid earth-born things
      (But the gods loved him too)
And I must think that he is restless in his grave.

__Margaret E. Haughawout.


Sheep's Clothing
Margaret E. Haughawout
Page 37
(Pittsburg, Kansas: __. 1929)

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