Poetry of Kansas

The Song Of The Arrow

    (A Siouan Rhythm)
 
    Behold the victor!
    Behold me flying!
    Mocking the wind,
    I sing of the dying!
 
    From the mountain
    They have torn me:
    In the sunlight
    Gleams my beauty.
 
    Behold my swiftness!
    Behold me flying!
    Mocking the wind,
    I sing of the dying!

__Nellie Barnes

Contemporary Kansas Poetry
Helen Rhoda Hoopes
page 19
(Kansas City: Joseph D. Havens Company. 1927)

 
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