Poetry of Kansas
 

Contentment.

"Brown and yellow, and yellow and brown,
Are choicest colors for my crown." 
The sunflower said; "I am content, 
I want no other ornament." 
 
"Yellow and white," the daisy spake,
"Were made, I think, for my own sake; 
I scarce would want to show my face 
If other tints should take their place." 
 
"Blue as heaven draped on high,
Blue as bluest spot of sky__
It is the shade I love the best," 
The violet said, with hearty zest. 

__John E. Everett.

Quillings in Verse
(Smith Center: 1912)
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