Poetry of Kansas
 

Improvisation

0
fragilely conceived
lady . . .
0 delicate green and wisteria stillnesses
laid lengthwise on silver-tipped olive
ripples . . .
 
Yellow light
rests quiescent, caressing,
on glazed lavender waves.
Ah! manifold stately luster . . .
Ah! wind of apricot blossoms
and lifting up of fringed banners
in ultimate wistful procession.
 
0
fragilely conceived
lady,
lay your finger tips softly
on God's bosom.
He will like to be reminded
of apricot blossoms.
 
___Nelson Antrim Crawford
 

Contemporary Kansas Poetry
Helen Rhoda Hoopes
page 35
(Kansas City: Joseph D. Havens Company. 1927)

 
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