Poetry of Kansas


                        The Northern breeze
Springs sharp and shrill
While leaves come fluttering from the trees
And dust goes flying over the hill.
Such animated things as these
Break in upon where all was still.
                        If it be cold
The noisy bluster of the Norse
Is aggravated twentyfold,
And demons furiously ply force
To combat savagely and bold
The obstacles upon its course.
                        Upon a night
To gaze into a Northern Sky
Is truly an inspiring sight.
The Heavens in their glory vie
For scene suggestive more of might
Or beauty to the careful eye.

Kansas Poets
Edited by May William Ward
(New York: Henry Harrison. 1935)
Page 140

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