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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