Poetry of Kansas


Lyrics are pure delight to me,
Like tasting nectar.
They have a star-like beauty,
A swift intensity
Of joy and pain.
Lyrics are the wistful yearning of a soul
For magic, for enchantment;
They are life's brevities:
Ineffable epitomes
Of God.

__Perle DeVol Evans

Contemporary Kansas Poetry
Helen Rhoda Hoopes
page 59
(Kansas City: Joseph D. Havens Company. 1927)

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