Prairie poets; an anthology of verse
240 pages
English

Prairie poets; an anthology of verse

-

Le téléchargement nécessite un accès à la bibliothèque YouScribe
Tout savoir sur nos offres

Description

iiiiiiililil PDEiffir pnfTC l(g#(i|iii!!]|,l)l!,!,uJilij|!i(i»!9m ^=^9 UJi, ^ COLLEGE THE PACIFICOF Catj^nti^Zndfar? ^P'''^^"'^di i^€ DcxRoto.SoutN $y O.Ho^^ - From the collection of the ^ m o Prejinger V Uibrary San Francisco, California 2008 •5*9''-'''--,-.'%i •'i*- f'^*--^^1|i) The Level Land This landThe hUls have closed behind us. is the That dtvarfsThe hills that bound us To our little sheltered freehold. Men and the homes men,of All their continuous cornfields.Now breath comes hot With strange Spreaddesire. of alfalfa, Thi.s is the land Cattle-ininctured meadows. Its .streams wind leisurelyThat tca-ies men to follow Where, with slow, spacious curves. As becomes a level land. Its groves are dusky rhythm.s plain,It slips atvay on the Dovm jar horizon A fringe against the blue.edges To which the sky sweeps also On this cosmic stretch In Towns merge andgreat untrammeled arcs. blend With the outlying prairie. Here may men see Beyond the me and mine. The here and now. This is a land Made democracy.for A.M.J. POETSPRAIRIE OF VERSEANTHOLOGYAN OF THE i>tate M(X>leif£(udA 2>aM(^a Paei/uf 1927-1949 DEDICATED TO PRESIDENTFOUNDER AND FIRSTITS PASQUE PETALSAND EDITOR OF 1926-1937 LINDBERGJAMES C. AND TO LINDBERGBESSIE L. PUBLISHER 1939-1948 wholly to his dreamHe gave his life up beauty pentOf making vocal all the knowledge they could sing.

Sujets

Informations

Publié par
Nombre de lectures 12
Langue English
Poids de l'ouvrage 10 Mo

iiiiiiililil
PDEiffir
pnfTC
l(g#(i|iii!!]|,l)l!,!,uJilij|!i(i»!9m^=^9
UJi<£a. op«>, ^
COLLEGE
THE PACIFICOF
Catj^nti^Zndfar?
^P'''^^"'^di
i^<CX::>€DcxRoto.SoutN
$y O.Ho^^ -From the collection of the
^ m
o Prejinger
V Uibrary
San Francisco, California
2008•5*9''-'''--,-.'%i
•'i*-
f'^*--^^1|i)
The Level Land
This landThe hUls have closed behind us. is the
That dtvarfsThe hills that bound us
To our little sheltered freehold. Men and the homes men,of
All their continuous cornfields.Now breath comes hot
With strange Spreaddesire. of alfalfa,
Thi.s is the land Cattle-ininctured meadows.
Its .streams wind leisurelyThat tca-ies men to follow
Where, with slow, spacious curves. As becomes a level land.
Its groves are dusky rhythm.s plain,It slips atvay on the
Dovm jar horizon A fringe against the blue.edges
To which the sky sweeps also On this cosmic stretch
In Towns merge andgreat untrammeled arcs. blend
With the outlying prairie.
Here may men see
Beyond the me and mine.
The here and now.
This is a land
Made democracy.for
A.M.J.POETSPRAIRIE
OF VERSEANTHOLOGYAN
OF THE
i>tate M(X>leif£(udA 2>aM(^a Paei/uf
1927-1949
DEDICATED TO
PRESIDENTFOUNDER AND FIRSTITS
PASQUE PETALSAND EDITOR OF
1926-1937
LINDBERGJAMES C.
AND TO
LINDBERGBESSIE L.
PUBLISHER
1939-1948
wholly to his dreamHe gave his life up
beauty pentOf making vocal all the
knowledge they could sing.In hearts without the
courage and despair,Beauty and pain and
and aspiring;He knew that each was basic
against the wrongssordidness protestsThat
leads to God. clutter up the road that
of the fearful;was the gentle fosteringHis
a healing voice;helped the dumb ache findHe
to speak forth clearly. the faltering tongueHe
life thousand flowers;There bloom from his spent a
valiant song.He lives again in all their —A.M.J.
byEdited
ADELINE M. JENNEY
Cover and End Papers by
OSCAR HOWE60458
'i««lti 1350
PS
s?
511
Published by the Lund Press, Inc.
Minneapohs, Minnesota
'949
'
y
L^^'THE FOREWORD
fourth anthology issued by The South Da-PRAIRIE POETS is the
waskota State Poetry Society. Creative interest manifested in territorial
Rhymes," edited by two Yankton collegedays. By "Dakota1898,
Burliegh (grandson of an early gov-men, Gustaf Wenzlaf and Wade
had run through four editions. By 191 there were two editionsernor), 8,
Coursey's "Literature of South Dakota," with an anthology.of O. W.
PETALS (with its reference to the stateIn May, 1926, PASQUE
flower) was born as a four-page monthly, published by Prof. C. Lind-J.
and Rudolf Ruste, at Northern State Normal College. By itberg 1927,
twenty-threehad become a 16-page monthly magazine, which in its over
has never missed an issue and today has nearly three hundred sub-years
patrons.scribers of which ninety-five are
writingIn October, so much interest was felt in the creative1927,
The South Dakota State Poetry Society was organized, withventure that
national, for "oncePASQUE PETALS as its organ. Today its influence is
South Dakotan always a South Dakotan" brings contributors from manya
states.
heIn Prof. Lindberg published its first anthology; in1928, 1930,
"Fifteen South Dakota Poets." In he and Mrs. Ger-brought out 1935,
anthology, with sometrude Gunderson published another general again
100 contributors and 200 poems.over
South Dakota State Poetry Society, Prof.In his last message to The
Lindberg set the twentieth year, as time for another anthology.1947,
following the war have been delaying factors, but his wishConditions
now finds fulfilment in PRAIRIE POETS.
present book, as those in the former antholo-Most of the poems in the
appeared inPASQUE PETALS. Many of them have been copiedgies have
newspapers and read over the radio; many of themby magazines and
the State Fair Literature and other contests. Cita-have received prizes in
impossible. Only where a poem has appearedtions of all these would be
here.in some other magazine has note of the fact been madefirst
state institutions of collegiate grade have been uniformly graciousOur
of their campuses and copies of their collegecontributing photographsinsongs. Loris Thomas should be mentioned for her gift of the beautiful
of Sioux Falls College campus. To all these we express ourlumiprint
photo-thanks. We thank also the State Highway Department for use of
graphs.
A fine spirit of co-operation among the contributors has made this
Many have helped, Scheel, Mrs. Mar-volume possible. but Mrs. Elma
jorie Drewry, H. E. Beebe and Miss Gertrude Webster have undertaken
particular tasks. all circumstances preventedsome We must regret that
one of our writers from entering their poems. The desire was toevery
state; yet amake it fully representative of the creative work in our
heartening and larger number than ever before are included and it is
interesting to note that twenty-eight of those whose poems appeared in
volume reappear here.the 1928
We hope that this collection of poems will meet the need and find
the schools and homes in the state. As regards poetry so-response in
cieties and poetry magazines throughout the nation, our society and our
and vigorous seniority. in themagazine may claim honorable There is that
and the blood of this prairie state that leads to creative art; and itair
thatis our pleasure and our responsibility, as a group, so to stimulate this
every one with talent shall have opportunity to develop and express it;
anthology shall be a nobler volume.thus the next