In Oklahoma

This Oklahoma Poem titled, In Oklahoma, appeared in the January 1904, Souvenir Edition - The Alva Pioneer. It did NOT have the name of the author.

Where the waving fields of corn
Skirt the roadside sere and dun,
Where the river winds along
In a rhythmic, droning run,
Where the listless, floating hawk
In the azure blue is high,
Where the clouds are phantons white
On the winds that buoy them by --
There my heart is free
As a heart can be,
And my soul is in tune with Thee!

Where the soughing winds are crisp
In the autumn time of red,
Where the apples wild are toissed
To their matted, grassy bed,
Where the limpid water sweet
Lie asleep upon the sand,
Where the leaves float to and fro
To their haven on the strand --
There my heart is free
As a heart can be,
And my soul is in tune with Thee!

Where the people live content
With the joys of humbler birth,
Where the plowman and his sons
Are the kings of fertile earth,
Where the sympathetic hand
Is the clasp of brotherhood,
Where a man's a man for that,
And the heart is understood --
There my heart is free
As a heart can be,
And my soul is in tune with Thee.

Alva Pioneer 1904 Links
Agitator & Oklahoma Run
U. S. Land Office
Alva Tidbits of 1903
1904 - Early Recollections
1st Bridge & Frame Building
Oklahoma Broom Corn
Oklahoma Beats the World
Scott Cummins, Pilgrim Bard
Tenderfoot Girl in the West
In Oklahoma - Early 1900 poem
Woods Co. Schools - 1904
Alva Pioneer Staff
1st Newspaper
The Scramble for Land
Eagle Furniture Store & Undertaking
1904 Letter to Editor - John Culver
Summary - Annual Report 1903