Poetry of Kansas

It Has A Limit.

"As man thinketh so he is,"
    Is merely postulation,
And the fact needs emphasis___
    It has its limitation.
Here's a woman with a voice
    Just like a turkey gobbler;
She may make no little noise____
    She'll never be a warbler.
Man with nature like a bear,
    Or hoggish in extraction,
Never can be debonair,
    By strenuous mental action.
Shakespeare was a genius born,
    A truth that brooks no blinking
One horn has a unicorn___
    He can't get more by thinking.
__J. M. Cavaness.

Jayhawker Juleps
J. M. Cavaness
(Chanute: Tribune Pub. Co. 1913)
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