Graphic from the book for the top of even-numbered pages

It Will Be a Kansas Year

O, the Lord's come back to Kansas and will start
brooklets flowing,
Put new life in the people, keep the vegetation
growing.
So keep the hoe a-shining, put your muscles
into gear,
For the Lord's come back to Kansas and 'twill be
A Kansas Year.
 
Yes, the Lord's come back to Kansas to give music
to the birds;
Sent the silver dews to moisten early grazing for
the herds;
So just plant and keep on planting; every stalk will
bear an ear;
For the Lord's come back to Kansas and 'twill be
A Kansas Year.
 
Yes, the Lord's come back to Kansas; 'twill put blue
stem in the sod;
And the hummingbird will flutter midst the autumn's
goldenrod.
So get out the scythe and whet it, haying season's
almost here
For the Lord's come back to Kansas and 'twill be
A Kansas Year.

__J. B. Edson

 
Sunflowers, A Book of Kansas Poems
Selected by Willard Wattles
Page 13
(Chicago: A. C. McClurg. 1916)
 
September 25, 2001 / John & Susan Howell / Wichita, Kansas / howell@kotn.org

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