Poetry of Kansas

The Dead Tree

My life is a dead tree;
Spring is a mockery to it;
 
But in the winter it shall bear the snows
And rear aloft its stark and hopeless branches
As bravely as another.

__Thomas E. Moore.

Contemporary Kansas Poetry
Helen Rhoda Hoopes
page 87
(Kansas City: Joseph D. Havens Company. 1927)

 
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