Poetry of Kansas

I Apprehended Petals

A small thing made me happy,
My hand smoothed satin,
Satin smoothed my body,
Body smoothed my heart;
And when my heart was quiet,
I apprehended petals,
And what petals curve to cover
Without tearing them apart.

Kansas Poets
Edited by May William Ward
(New York: Henry Harrison. 1935)
Page 192

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May 1, 2005 / John & Susan Howell / Wichita, Kansas / howell@kotn.org

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