Poetry of Kansas

Still Life.

A copper bowl in sun and etched
      With shadows of the chestnut tree;
A branch of lilac blossom yet
      Unravished by the lustful bee;
And shears whose carven handles tell
      An old tale of the sea.

__Whitelaw Saunders

Contemporary Kansas Poetry
Helen Rhoda Hoopes
page 102
(Kansas City: Joseph D. Havens Company. 1927)

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