Poetry of Kansas


Prairie-land is golden,
Airy, wide;
The sky our only mountain;
We, inside.
Who would choose a small land
Where the hills
Steadily asserting
Granite wills,
Narrow all horizons,
Stand apart?
Ah, my Kansas prairie
In the sky-mountain's heart!

__May Williams Ward.

Contemporary Kansas Poetry
Helen Rhoda Hoopes
page 120
(Kansas City: Joseph D. Havens Company. 1927)

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