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  • L’Envoy

    From the Omaha Daily Bee, October 8, 1913.

    Go, little song,
        Your message bringing
    To hearts that long
        Have known no singing;

    To hearts that hold
        No glad tomorrows;
    To hearts grown old
        With cares and sorrows.

    Sing but a lay
        Of woodside rambles;
    Of autumn day
        And berry brambles.

    Of gain and pelf
        Make men forgetful;
    Of thought of self
        And worries fretful.

    Take back the heart
        To babbling fountains—
    From street and mart
        To storied mountains.

    Of rainbow’s end
        And golden treasure
    A message send,
        Perchance of pleasure;

    Of country sights
        And village steeples;
    Of fairy sprites
        And elfin peoples;

    Of woodland rill
        And dancing shadows;
    Of daffodil
        And sun-shot meadows.

    Make young again
        The heart that hardens;
    Sing of the rain
        And old-time gardens.

    Go, little song,
        For joy intended;
    Return ere long,
        Your mission ended.