Collection of Kansas Poetry

Collection of Kansas Poetry

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1891 edition. Excerpt: ...worship but by sight. Ah! Love itself can live but half the way, Upon the breathless heights great souls must climb, If they would reach the goal. Yea, there's a point Where friendships, human sympathies, and all Save Duty's self must fall at last below The snow line of that rare and lofty realm. But oh! the trumpet of the Voice divine, From out the thund'rings of the awful cloud, Speaks only to the fasting soul that stands On Honor's Sinai, serene, alone!" Q. bee Knight. SELECTIONS FROM "RESURGAM," A DECORATION DAY POEM. Earth unto earth! Such is and has been since the dawn of time, The sum of knowledge and the end of life. Dust unto dust I No power is potent to bear down the wall--. No mortal vision e'er hath pierced the gloom, Or passed the portal to what lies beyond. Ashes to ashes! The cycle ended, once again the earth Takes up her burden to renew the round. And is this all? Must earth forever claim, With mandate changeless, all there is of life? The grave, in closing o'er the body dead, Shut out forever from both sight and sense The form and being of what once was man? Is there not something left of life--some thought Or aspiration which survives the tomb; Some hope or purpose--some undying love, To span the chasm between life and death? Jy yl/ Ja Jf!/ vft 7C vfr?FWhat do we honor by these solemn rites? The dust and ashes of the earthly forms, Dissolved and scattered at the touch of death? Can these see beauty in the bloom of flowers? Are these attuned to harmony of song? Or hear they words of sacred, holy prayer? Our homage rather, with its song and praise, Like incense rising from an altar fire, Ascending upwards from the lifeless clay, Seeks out its object in the vital spark Which glows with radiance more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 73g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236824458
  • 9781236824455