Poetry of Kansas

The Breaking of the Drought.

Listen! __ it rains; it rains!
     The prayer of the grass is heard;
The thirsty ground drinks eagerly
     As a famished man eats bread.
The moan of the trees is hushed,
     And the violets under the banks
Lift up their heads so gratefully,
     And smilingly give thanks.

May, 1902.

__Frederick J. Atwood

Kansas Rhymes and Other Lyrics
Frederick J. Atwood
(Topeka, Kan.: Crane & Company. 1902)
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