Poetry of Kansas

One Afternoon In Winter.

Eager youth, conceited, glancing
Pertly at the most entrancing
      Of our peerless maidens fair,
Waits to meet her, more than willing,__
Cold her mien, his ardor chilling,
      Like a breath of wintry air.
Steps he forward, like a hero;
Flash her eyes,__his heart's at zero;
      How the bitter cold doth bite!
Move his lips, but scarce a lisp, ere
Words are frozen to a whisper,__
      How the blasting blizzard smites!
      A killing frost will sometimes quench a
vealy youth.
___David Hamilton Robinson
Selected by Arthur Richmond Marsh
(Lawrence: Journal Publishing Co. 1888)
Page 101
October 9, 2001 / John & Susan Howell / Wichita, Kansas / howell@kotn.org

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