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Boyle, Ruth M. (ed.) / The Wisconsin magazine
Vol. XIII, Number 6 (March 1916)

Head, H. Omec
Diegesis,   p. Eighteen


Page Eighteen


Eighteen  THE  WISCONSIN  MAGAZINE~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
              DIEGESIS
"Where are the snows of yester year?"
The whitening locks, the f1ag of truth,
The seasons' challenge of us all
Proclaiming messages of peace
To warring passions, strong in youth?
Where are the manners, staid and kind,
The heritage of ages gone,
Which marked the woman, gently raised-
Tho' gay and giddy at sixteen
At sixty, to the manor born?
The law of change, the gift of years,
The kindly halo, silver lined-
Where is it now on street or car,
In picture show or dancing hall,
In stately church, oh, who can find?
No more can youth on youth depend,-
The shortened skirt, the striking shoe,
The outline trim, the gait demure
And golden locks or even brown,
Surmounted by a hat aakew.
A sailor hat a gaudy thing
Which only youth with color bright
And face unlined, expressionless,
Could hope to win forgiveness mute:
Who sold the dyes to make this fright?
  'Twas German's skill and "Kultur" rare
  Which turned the customs upside down,
  Providing dyes to which we rush
  When first we view the whitening hair-
  And taught us how to change it brown.
-H. Omec Head.
THE WISCONSIN MAGAZINE
Eighteen


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