Poetry of Kansas


Minstrel of the summer night,
A locust, in the moon's spotlight,
Celebrates with rusty voice
Things that locusts' hearts rejoice.
Joining cadence to his din,
A cricket on his violin,
Sitting in a stony grotto,
Plays a faithful obligato,

Kansas Poets
Edited by May William Ward
(New York: Henry Harrison. 1935)
Page 138

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April 30, 2005 / John & Susan Howell / Wichita, Kansas / howell@kotn.org

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