Poetry of Kansas

At Peace With The World

I'm at peace with the world tonight,
    For the dear old world seems good,
For the Western sky is bright
    As it crowns the Western wood.
And the green fields stretch away
    With the hedges embroidered 'round,
And I hear the lark's dear lay
    And the crooning doves' sweet sound.
At peace with the world, yes, the storm
    And the clouds of business care
Have taken the peaceful form
    That a master makes them wear,
And I dwell in the blue above
    With only the good things said,
With only the whispers of Love
    And friendship 'round my bed.
At peace with the world, not a sting
    Of the hard things said remain,
For my soul____serene and a-wing
    Is proof from the darts of pain,
All envious thoughts taken flight
    Forgiven the ones for me,
I'm at peace with the world tonight,
    At peace with the world___I am free.

__Ed Blair.

Sunflower Siftings
Ed Blair
(Boston: The Gorham Press. 1914)
Page 119

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