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Poems by Alberta McMahon Sherwin.

Kansas City Beautiful ~ Poems About the Places We Love

Drawings by Esther Boquist.

HIWASSEE LAKE.

The humid summer day had taken flight,
Over the western hills encrimsoned crest,
Behind the God drawn curtain of the night.
The placid lake in slumber lay at rest,
A burnished mirror with an ebon frame
Of dark tree shadows, silver filigreed
With lustre from the half-grown moon's white flame,
And sheen of moonlight covered all the mead.

Dear friends, there will be other silver nights
To cast this night into oblivion's flood;
But still, years hence, time's reminiscent lights
May gild the rustic bridge whereon we stood,
The silence, deep as life, the words we spake,
The friendships formed beside Hiwassee Lake.

 
VERONA COLUMNS

SUN DIAL

MARBLE SEAT

Kansas City Beautiful ~ Poems About the Places We Love

LIBERTY MEMORIAL

OUR HOMES

HIWASSEE LAKE

KANSAS CITY BEAUTIFUL
 
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BURTON PUBLISHING COMPANY
Kansas City, Missouri

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