Poetry of Kansas


fragilely conceived
lady . . .
0 delicate green and wisteria stillnesses
laid lengthwise on silver-tipped olive
ripples . . .
Yellow light
rests quiescent, caressing,
on glazed lavender waves.
Ah! manifold stately luster . . .
Ah! wind of apricot blossoms
and lifting up of fringed banners
in ultimate wistful procession.
fragilely conceived
lay your finger tips softly
on God's bosom.
He will like to be reminded
of apricot blossoms.
___Nelson Antrim Crawford

Contemporary Kansas Poetry
Helen Rhoda Hoopes
page 35
(Kansas City: Joseph D. Havens Company. 1927)

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