Poetry of Kansas


I will go, I said, to the country
      When the red-bud blooms in the spring
And then, as of old, for sheer rapture
      My heart will sing.
The red-bud rosily blossomed
      In valley and hill and plain,
And yet my heart could not banish
      Its sense of pain.

__May Frink Converse

Contemporary Kansas Poetry
Helen Rhoda Hoopes
page 31
(Kansas City: Joseph D. Havens Company. 1927)

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