Poetry of Kansas

Old Age

Gray are her eyes as the mists are gray;
Still as the dusk of a summer's day,
With no one to listen and little to say
          Sits she alone.
Black is the cloth of the dress that she wears;
Like the old clock at the foot of the stairs
Finds she in life neither pleasures nor cares,
          Just monotone.

__Kenneth Cornell

Contemporary Kansas Poetry
Helen Rhoda Hoopes
page 32
(Kansas City: Joseph D. Havens Company. 1927)

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