Poetry of Kansas


Lightning is a crazy
Witchfired tree.
All its branches grow
Too suddenly.
Everyone, almost, prefers
The oak,
Slow of growth, serene
Like common folk.

May Williams Ward
page 39
(Atlanta: The Bozart Press. 1929)

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