Poetry of Kansas

The Warrior Robin

I never knew a warrior,
       However brave and strong,
Who dared to try his fortune with
       A scimitar of song.
But once I heard a robin
       Before the dark was gone,
Take three shrill notes and go against
       The elemental dawn.

__Hugh Robert Orr.

Contemporary Kansas Poetry
Helen Rhoda Hoopes
page 100
(Kansas City: Joseph D. Havens Company. 1927)

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