Poetry of Kansas

In The Spring

In the Spring when bright days lengthen,
    Comes a longing of the soul.
Comes a stress of aspiration
    Toward some farther, nobler goal.
'Tis as though the life within us,
    Like the plant life in the earth,
In the sunshine of the springtime
    Seeks renewing and rebirth.
'Tis the soul, imprisoned, restless
    Striving with a noble strife
For relief from limitation,
    And a larger use of life.

Quillings In Verse
John Edward Everett
(Smith Center: ___. 1912)
Page 101

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