Poetry of Kansas

Self-Adulation

No matter to what heights we climb
      No matter what our own success;
No matter if we stand sublime
      And tower far above the rest;
We cannot pat upon the back
      Ourselves--without the splendor pall--
Oh, better far the brilliance lack
      Than on the shoals of boasting fall.
 

Stanzas For Kansas
Leonard Allen Prowant
(Wichita, Kansas: __. 1937)
Page 40

 
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