Poetry of Kansas

And Night Came

The westward falling sun
Streamed pools of color
Along the sand;
Young slender trees fringing the water!s edge
Were pipes of singing winds.
Wings fluttered to high nests
Stars came out.
Tall waving grasses,
Green in the late sunlight,
Lost color and became form,
And songs of unseen things
Were heard in blue dusk.
Then came a Presence all about me--
The Silence became God;
A night was born.

Contemporary Kansas Poetry
Helen Rhoda Hoopes
page 75
(Kansas City: Joseph D. Havens Company. 1927)

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