Poetry of Kansas

A Baker Maid.

AGILE, clear-eyed, like sun ray bright and warm,
       And dowered with the step and smile of spring.
       With soft advance as is the blossoming
 Of flowers, She comes__the poetry of form.

An amber flame glows through the folded hair;
       The perfect curves of nature's liberty__
 As sensitive to sweetness in the air
         Anear, transfer their magic to the face
     Wherein the spirit's subtile chemistry
         Leaves art abashed by affluence of grace,
     And mystic charm of changing imagery.
 Sweet dust of earth, the stars are coarser clay!
 They only brighten night__thou canst the day!

__A. A. B. Cavaness.

Poems by Two Brothers
A. A. B. Cavaness & J. M. Cavaness
(Chetopa: J. M. Cavaness and Son Co. 1896)
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