05 July 2012

Poetic Tribute to the Meadowlark

Written for the Advertiser.

To the Lark.

By Lombardy Maple.
Oh! I raise thy note thou herald of spring.
And sing unto my waiting heart;
And know that every note shall bring
Fond memories, sweet Meadow Lark.
Thy silvery notes now softly float,
Out o'oer the meadow brown and stark;
But every note from thy glad throat
Is dear to me,—sweet Meadow Lark!
Peru, Neb., April 1st, 1875. Brownville Nebraska Advertiser 19(45): 1.

This may be the first poem written in Nebraska where the subject is birds!