Poetry of Kansas

Streets Of Dark Dream

Steep as the stairs to a dungeon,
      Deep as the trough of a wave,
Stony as ledges of rubble,
      Dark as a fissureless cave,
Slippery-sloped as a glacier,
      Tangled as paths of a maze,
Crowded as slums of a city,
      Lonely as wilderness ways, . . . . .
Strange are the streets that the dreamer
      Follows unwillingly back
Into the jungles of chaos,
      Into the primeval black . . .
__May Willams Ward.

May Williams Ward
page 33
(Atlanta: The Bozart Press. 1929)

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