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Poems by Alberta McMahon Sherwin.

Kansas City Beautiful ~ Poems About the Places We Love

Drawings by Esther Boquist.

SWOPE PARK.

Into the Park the happy children come;
They come to voyage in another world;
Where stands the Zoo, lies darkest Africa;
Where lakes are spread the waves are ocean swelled,
Thick as a haunted forest are the woods,
While grass, gem-patterned, all the parkway fills.

High in the sky a little wandering sheep,
Cloud sheep, are gamboling in their fields of blue,
When evening comes and gold to silver turns,
Like doves, the children turn again to home.

Not children only, find their ideals here
In this great space.  Grown people love at times
The Nature touch, that makes each one more kind;
For here, love, recreation, song are found.

Deep in the hill-side's living greenery
Gleaming and white a monument stands to him
Who gave these acres for the people's park.
He may have thought as did the ancient bard--
"Let me but make the people's songs
I care not who makes their laws."

 
VERONA COLUMNS

SUN DIAL

MARBLE SEAT

SWOPE PARK

CLIFF DRIVE

Kansas City Beautiful ~ Poems About the Places We Love

LIBERTY MEMORIAL

OUR HOMES

HIWASSEE LAKE

KANSAS CITY BEAUTIFUL

  Copyright 1931 by
BURTON PUBLISHING COMPANY
Kansas City, Missouri
 

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