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Highlights of Kansas City ~ Poems about the Places We Love

  HIGH LIGHTS  of  KANSAS CITY  

 

Illustrated Poems about the
Places We Love

 

Nelson Gallery of Art

GALLERY OF ART

The sun, remembering, lays hold
Of such artistry with finger-tips of gold.

The moon her olden silver wing
Spreads above this monumental thing.

The stars look down in mass astonishment
At William Rockhill Nelson's accomplishment.

And man sees works within these portals
Commemorating these immortals.

Now, let the world look to its laurels of art,
Here is a frozen dream of majesty
In America's heart.

--John Milton Smither.

 

NELSON GALLERY AT NIGHT

This building, holding beauty, is itself
A greater beauty, an immortal song,
A sonnet made in stone, a steady light
For ages yet to come.

Here is our midland heart -- the tangible
Full blossom of its dreams, a bloom both fair
And lasting as these very doors of bronze.

O lost of soul --  bewildered ones and sad,
Here stands the past, but here the future, too,
Grows yet undreamed-of wings!

--Virginia Scott Miner.

 

NEW GALLERY WING

 
We see the art of China, ancient land,
We gaze at it and try to understand.

We stroll through rooms of beauty, mystic, rare;
A bas-relief of queen and court so fair,

Serene in draped and sweeping silken sheen:
Such graciousness, refinement in their mein

Reflects an ordered life and thought anew,
For even in the year five twenty-two,

Long ages of past culture molded well
This regal group whose characters compel.

--Kate Strong.

 

Highlights of Kansas City ~ Poems about the Places We Love

  HIGH LIGHTS  of  KANSAS CITY  

Illustrated Poems about the
Places We Love

Copyright 1945 by Mrs. G. L. Fullington.

 

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