Poetry of Kansas

The Mennonite Girl

My little room is hot and close, I cannot sleep tonight;
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
page 107
(Kansas City: Joseph D. Havens Company. 1927)

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