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

May on Oread

"Oh, to be in England
Now that April's there."
So plained the Poet from a land of fire, 
Forgetful of the gaudy melon-bloom, 
Heart-hungry for his English daffodils 
And for the elm-tree's tiny crinkled green. 
__He did not know the land of my desire, 
The wild bees on the lilac's purple plume, 
The sun-transfigured glory of the hills, 
And May on Oread, glad and sweet and clean. 
__Willard Wattles
 
Sunflowers, A Book of Kansas Poems
Selected by Willard Wattles
page 73
(Chicago: A. C. McClurg. 1916)
 
September 29, 2002 / John & Susan Howell / Wichita, Kansas / howell@kotn.org

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