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Poems by Alberta McMahon Sherwin.

Kansas City Beautiful ~ Poems About the Places We Love

Drawings by Esther Boquist.

KANSAS CITY BEAUTIFUL.

I do not sing of factories and mills,
Of thriving commerce, flung from shore to shore;
I sing of homes and parks that crown your hills,
Of flowers, fountains, monuments and more;
Of noble eulogies in statues shown,
Of virgin nature glorified by art, --
The flights of fancy by old masters known, --
That all unconscious, speak a city's heart.

Not alone by packing-plants and trade,
O Kansas City, I would have you famed,
Your hills are beautiful in sun and shade,
Your glens are beautiful by art reclaimed;
By beauty's test your charm shall never fail;
Heart of America! All hail!  All hail!

 
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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