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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

 

Kansas City Skyline

KANSAS CITY SILHOUETTE

Against a blue-gray backdrop sky
       Tall buildings of the city tower.
Upon the morning's smoky haze
       Are painted silhouettes of power.

Though distance show an etched mute beauty
       In this scene, one feels the leaping
Of vigorous pulse; one senses strength
       Of a brave young city never sleeping.

--Bernice Larson Schear.

 

SKYLINE

There is no part of the heart
Of America which is so nearly
A part of the heart of me as
The Sky Line.  Sublime, it reaches
A friendly hand back through
The annals of time to the Red Man
As he and bison monarch the plains,
On to a fur trader singing his
Merry way; then, beckons to settlers
In long wagon trains.  Today it
Greets the future with ease:
"Howdy, Folks.  Shake!  Come let
Us dwell here, together, in Peace.

--Virginia Scott Miner.

 

NIGHT SKYLINE

 
I see a symphony of color in the sky,
The after shades of sunset
Are deepening into night,
Before vibrations of their mighty tones can die
I see another melody
Ethereally bright
Diffusing glowing notes throughout the spectral range.

I see: luminous structures
Wrought from rays of light,
A lofty cupola whose colors blend and change
In radiant waves of ruby,
Amber, emerald and white;
A shaft is sheathed in brilliance and twin towers glow,
An illuminated column,
And a constant stream
Of myriad under-lights that fuse in rhythmic flow.

I think, "The minds of men
Could never master any theme
So full of lovely harmony; what a pity
It is just the fragile
Substance of a shining dream."
Then -- I know it is the skyline of my city!

--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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