Poetry of Kansas


I watched a chemist mooning o'er
            his task
   Sifting the elements of stars aha
At night with pious care he set
            them down
        His sums of gases, solids, miles
            and tons.
I took his test tubes and his
        And there until the red dawn I
Smelting up God to analyze his
And lo, I found him neither bad
        nor good!

__Elizabeth N. Barr.

The High Winds of Home
Elizabeth N. Barr
(Olathe: privately published. 1922)
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