Poetry of Kansas

Hermitage

Here is all my heart can ask:
Bright water and brown earth;
And while I have quietness,
I do not need mirth.
 
After every winter
Summer comes the same;
Larkspur- blue as wood-smoke,
And hollyhocks like flame.
 
I'd find no more, although I walked
To the world's end   .   .   .
For here I have the wind and sky,
And once I had a friend   .   .   .

Kansas Poets
Edited by May William Ward
(New York: Henry Harrison. 1935)
Page 55

 
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