Poetry of Kansas

Drought

Below, the cracked, brown earth,
      Like ancient earthen-ware,
Spreads out its dusty, worn
      Old surface, baked and bare.
 
Above, the polished blue
      Of a burnished August sky
Is an inverted bowl
      Of every drop drained dry.

__May Frink Converse

Contemporary Kansas Poetry
Helen Rhoda Hoopes
page 31
(Kansas City: Joseph D. Havens Company. 1927)

 
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