Short poems feature bugs that will be familiar to nearly every Kansas child, and children from other places, as well.
Because each line of most knitting verses corresponds to a particular movement of the needles, knitting rhymes evolved for instruction.
Crisp and black with cold, dry ash,You cover yourselves with green,Awakened to life by rain and sun,You thrive in the breezes of spring. Days grow long, the south wind blows;Your green now changes, too—First more vibrant, then more soft,And then to a golden hue. A gentler sun ripens your goldTo copper and rich red rust;HeatContinue reading “Seasons in the Flint Hills”
When Johnny’s family moves west to find more room for their son to grow, the young man’s immense size proves to be a decided asset.
A new year—a new reading challenge! This year, Kansas is the theme.
Cowboy poetry, one might say, is the poetry of life, life in the West in particular.
Whittier eloquently encapsulated the sentiments of the antislavery cause with regard to Kansas, leaving us a poignant record to enjoy and ponder.