Poetry of Kansas

Kansas Trail Markers

Smiling down the country lanes,
Nodding through the hedge,
Peeping at a mirrored face
Above the water's edge;
Catching fire from the setting sun
The gold of an autumn dawn,
File on file in brave array,
The sunflowers march along.
East to west and north to south
Move the caravans of today;
The lanes of travel are lengthening
And the sunflower marks the way.

__Gay Kenyon Martin

Contemporary Kansas Poetry
Helen Rhoda Hoopes
Page 84
(Kansas City: Joseph D. Havens Company. 1927)

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