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O MIGHTY Earth, thou art too wide, too wide I
Too vast thy continents, too broad thy seas,
Too far thy prairies stretching fair as these
Now reddening in the sunset's crimson tide!

Sundered by thee how have thy children cried
Each to some other, until every breeze
Has borne a burden of fond messages
That all unheard in thy lone wastes have died!

Draw closer, O dear Earth, thy hills that soar
Up to blue skies such countless leagues apart !
Bid thou thine awful spaces smaller grow !

Compass thy billows with a narrower shore,
That yearning lips may meet, heart beat to heart,
And parted souls forget their lonely woe !