Poetry of Kansas

Now and Then

Now and then the rose bough, blooming,
    Hangs with roses, red or white;
Now and then the calla lily
    Holds her cup to catch the light.
Now and then the frost flowers gather
    On the wintry window pane;
Now and then the magic hoarfrost
    Blossoms out in field and lane.
Now and then the poet, musing,
    Has a mystic view and ken;
Then he plucks a poem flower:
    But 'tis only___Now and Then.

Quillings In Verse
John Edward Everett
(Smith Center: ___. 1912)
Page 87

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