Land of My Dreaming
This poem entitled, Land of My Dreaming, by George Riley Hall, was found in Vol. 1 of A Standard History of Oklahoma, written by Joseph B. Thoburn.
Land of My Dreaming - by George Riley Hall
Land of the mistletoe, smiling in splendor,
Out from the borderland, mystic and old,
Sweet are the memories, precious and tender,
Linked with thy summers of azure and gold.
O, Oklahoma, fair land of my dreaming,
Land of the lover, the loved and the lost:
Cherish thy legends with tragedy teeming,
Legends where love reckoned not of the cost.
Land of Sequoyah, my heart's in thy keeping.
O, Tulledega, how can I forget!
Calm are thy vales where the silences sleeping,
Wake into melodies tinged with regret.
Let the deep chorus of life's music throbbing,
Swell to full harmony born of the years;
Or for the loved and lost, tenderly sobbing,
Drop to that cadence that whispers of tears.
Land of the mistletoe, here's to thy glory!
Here's to thy daughters as fair as the dawn!
Here's to thy pioneer sons, in whose story
Valor and love shall live endlessly on!
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