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IOWA GOTHIC, by                    
First Line: The broad and sunlit fields around
Last Line: A poet with a better role.
Subject(s): Iowa


The broad and sunlit fields around
He looks upon with pride,
For he has plowed the fertile ground;
There seeds of plenty now abide.

He sees the harvest in the fall, --
(O God, Thy blessings on the land!)
And, rising with the rooster's call,
He sets to work with heart and hand.

He sees the seasons come and go
And loves them all, a stalwart soul;
Midst summer's sun and winter's snow,
A poet with a better role.





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