Poetry of Kansas

Old Houses

Slatternly crones,
That lean, ancient with days,
On ancient props, crooked as gnarled canes,
Bend wagging heads
To gossip of old ways
And squeak sad tales of their rheumatic pains.

__Alice Wilson Oldroyd

Contemporary Kansas Poetry
Helen Rhoda Hoopes
page 99
(Kansas City: Joseph D. Havens Company. 1927)

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