The Mennonite Girl
Today I saw while in the town,
A shining, yellow satin gown,
With beads that caught the light.
My heart is filled with vanity; I sinned at evening prayer;
I prayed they would not sell the gown,
So when I was again in town,
I still might see it there.
__Ida Lowry Sinclair
Contemporary Kansas Poetry
Helen Rhoda Hoopes
(Kansas City: Joseph D. Havens Company. 1927)