Poetry of Kansas

Lacelike Loves Of Childhood

Lacelike loves of childhood,
Thin, white, unglowing,
Back they come to trouble us
Who love the fire and its burning.
They come in sharp angles
Seen through windy mists.
Lacelike loves of childhood,
Unsought, from far returning___
A copy-book and a blue ribbon,
Starched white muslin and little scared eyes___
Back they come to trouble us.

__Nelson Antrim Crawford.

Contemporary Kansas Poetry
Helen Rhoda Hoopes
Page 36
(Kansas City: Joseph D. Havens Company. 1927)

 
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