A Song of the West

Title

A Song of the West

Creator

Edwin F. Piper

Source

The Kiote

Publisher

The Kiote

Date

January 1900

Format

Print

Type

Poetry

Text

Land that I love, my west,
Mighty mother of corn,
Beauteous prairie west,
Where the far spread-flocks are born.

Cattle cover thy plain,
And noisy plover and quail;
And workers among the grain
Sing, “Hail, my west land, hail!”

I love thy summer skies,
Thy sons free-souled and strong,
The hope that in harvest lies
And the joyous reaping song.

Countless the homes shall rise,
Here shall the toilers rest;
Broad are the prairie skies –
Land that I love, my west.

Citation

Edwin F. Piper, “A Song of the West,” Nebraska U, accessed October 21, 2017, http://unlhistory.unl.edu/items/show/697.