Poetry of Kansas

Twilight Thoughts.

A little evening prayer, a little bed;
        Two tired little feet, two heavy eyes;
Soft pillowed on my breast a curly head;
        Forgetfulness bewitched with lullabies.
I kiss the dimpled cheeks then fondly stray
        Across the mem'ry meadows of the day.
 
What trifles filled my darling's heart with
                grief,
        What simpler trifles turned it into joy;
A little fall brought tears, a kiss relief,
        He offered scarf and mittens for a toy.
He talked all day about his cherished plan,
        To be when grown an organ-grinder
                man.
 
Sleep lays my riper follies by awhile:
Does God recount them then and fondly
                smile ?

__Harry Edward Mills.

 

Select Sunflowers
Harry Edward Mills
(Fort Scott: Sunflower Press. 1901)
Page 21

 
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