Poetry of Kansas


When a ship with sails comes sailing, sailing,
    I know what giants bred it, by
Its keel, wave-curved like its Father, Ocean
    It sails, cloud-white like its Mother Sky.
And if sea and sail be only my dreaming
    As here on an inland plain I lie,
All of the soul of them, dazzle and motion
    Are known to me, for I know the Sky.

May Williams Ward
page 49
(Atlanta: The Bozart Press. 1929)

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September 6, 2004 / John & Susan Howell / Wichita, Kansas / howell@kotn.org

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