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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

 

Poems in Honor of Kansas City's Swope Park

SWOPE  PARK  HILLS

 
Eternal spring is brooding on these hills,
Where ancient oaks lift knotty hands,
Like Druid priests, and chant
In minor key
Their hymn
Of dim
Antiquity.
Here primal shadows slant
Across deep-carven crags; the sands
Of time have ceased to run; earth's grandeur fills
My soul with ecstasy, and lifts and thrills
And binds it fast with silken strands
Of kinship to each plant
And bush and tree
That limn
The brim
Of pageantry
Where beauty spreads rampant
Her magic on primeval lands.
Eternal spring is brooding on these hills.

--Elizabeth Barnes.

 

SWOPE  PARK TREES

 
Grand old trees, in Swope Park stand
       Towering, flowering to the skies;
Stalwart beauties of our land,
       Gateway signs to paradise.

--Grace Gladman Orme.

 

SWOPE  PARK

 
The gateway's arms are open wide,
Inviting all to go inside;
Beyond these lovely portals, there
Waits happiness that all may share.

The wooded hills, the still lagoon
That mirrors sun and stars and moon,
Are where the children go to play,
And spicy breezes cool the day.

Here Spring's first blossoms may be found;
Here Summer gatherings abound;
Here Autumn's colors please the eye,
And Winter's snow piles white and high.

Whenever one may choose to go,
All Nature sings a sweet solo.
The entrance stands with arms outstretched,
To bid you welcome as a guest.

--Dove Forrester Ellis.

 

AUTUMN IN SWOPE  PARK

 
Autumnal glory!  All the woods ablaze
With shimmering hues of bright and burnished leaves!
From clear blue skies descends a tender haze
On hill and dale and on the gathered sheaves.

Gone is the summer, silent is the thrush
That sang so sweetly in the lilac tree,
But with their passing comes the flaming bush,
The miracle of Nature's pageantry.

So be the autumn day in life's swift flight:
A harvest, rich with hope and memory,
A sunset passing in a blaze of light
And golden leaves on the autumnal tree!

--Andreas Bard.

 

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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