Poetry of Kansas


Like wheeling birds, soft wailing words
Are rising and falling-an old sea tune,
From a passing ship, that hidden slips,
Fog-veiled, where mystic waves low croon.
The sea-gulls cry from the darkening sky,
The fog looms pallidly over the sea,
And the breakers roar, 'gainst the shrinking shore,
While Sorrow walks the strand with me.

__Louisa Cooke Don-Carlos

Dear Things And Queer Things
Louisa Cooke Don-Carlos
(Lawrence: The World Company. 1934)
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December 23, 2004 / John & Susan Howell / Wichita, Kansas / howell@kotn.org

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