Poetry of Kansas

Fair Elm Creek.

Like a fair maiden on her wedding night,
With dazzling jewels o'er her robes of white.
Fair Elm Creek in her dress ___ December snow,
Smiles at the moon, with icy gems aglow,
Like cobweb-veil, embroidered o'er her breast
Are trees with clinging vines and last year's nest,
And where the skaters revel, joyous peals
Of laughter like festivities, now steal.

Kansas Zephyrs
Ed. Blair
(Madison, Wis.: American Thresherman. 1901)
Pages 126

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