Poetry of Kansas

Evening On The Prairie.

Nowhere is the earth so wide
Or the heavens half so tall,
Here the coyote finds no echo
To his weird and lonesome call,
The blue-white flame of Venus
Is a candle on the wall,
Mighty candle, mighty wall___
Come out, come out and meet the Man
Who built that great blue wall,
Who spread it out so far and wide
And raised it up so tall.
And feel yourself grow wider,
See yourself grow tall,
Talking with the Mighty Man
Who built the great blue wall,
Walking with the Mighty Man
Who raised it up so tall.

__Elizabeth N. Barr

Contemporary Kansas Poetry
Helen Rhoda Hoopes
Page 20
(Kansas City: Joseph D. Havens Company. 1927)

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