Poetry of Kansas


Rain, and rain, and rain;
Repeat the word times numberless.
Such is this rain's monotony.
No wind-tossed torrents here;
No cracking roar of riven skies.
Only the plash of puddle-joining drops,
Or driggle of broken water threads
From twig to branch, from branch to twig,
And so to grass-bound puddles___
Or tinkle of man-guided streamlets
Chafing in elbowed drains.

__Neale Carman, Lawrence

Contemporary Kansas Poetry
Helen Rhoda Hoopes
page 28
(Kansas City: Joseph D. Havens Company. 1927)

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