Poetry of Kansas


Ere dawn, I saw the morning star Enlapped by night, A few grey clouds, strung far Like swans in flight. I heard a cockerel's shrill high call, From out a sleeping farmstead, far away, And knew, with humble thankfulness, Life's darkest night brings day.

__Louisa Cooke Don-Carlos

Dear Things And Queer Things
Louisa Cooke Don-Carlos
(Lawrence: The World Company. 1934)
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