Poetry of Kansas


I will not look for storms when skies are glowing,
    With hues of summer sunsets painted o'er;
When all my tides of life are softly flowing,
    I will not listen for the breaker's roar.
I will not search the future for its sorrows,
    Nor peer ahead for lions in the way,
I will not weep o'er possible to-morrows___
    Sufficient is the evil of to-day.

__Ellen P. Allerton.

Walls of Corn and Other Poems
Ellen P. Allerton
(Hiawatha, KS: Harrington Printing Company. 1894)
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