Poetry of Kansas

Alice Yesterday

There came a blurred intensity,
      Poor light to see things by.
They got mixed up___when yesterday
      You came by.
 
You and the woods, skies full of bright air,
      A timber-bird's cry.
We waded streams. Earth flat to our backs
      On rugs beneath the sky,
 
A five-minute sudden nap we had
      You and I.
A chicken-dinner at Sagmount Inn
      Sagmount___hill-high.
 
From nine in the morning till ten at night
      I heard all beauty cry.
Devil take all muddled affairs!
      There were God and you and I.

__Margaret E. Haughawout.

 

Sheep's Clothing
Margaret E. Haughawout
Page 36
(Pittsburg, Kansas: __. 1929)

 
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