Poetry of Kansas

A Kansas June.

What, a happy land is Kansas,
     In the merry month of June,
With the wildflowers all a blooming,
     And the humming birds in tune.
Tis then I love to ramble
     Through the fields and woodland green,
Or sit and listen to the music
     Of some swiftly-flowing stream.
'Tis then my thoughts turn backward
     To the days of long ago__
To those sunny hours of childhood,
     And the friends I used to know.
There may be better climates,
     And fields of more fertile loom,
But give me dear old Kansas
     In the merry month of June.

__Bur Conley.

Poets and Poetry of Kansas
Edited by Thomas W. Herringshaw
(Chicago: American Publishers' Association. 1894)
Page 154

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