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Augustin S. Macdonald, comp. A Collection of Verse by California Poets. 1914.

By W. D. Crabb

California Sunrise

A CALIFORNIA sunrise, over-fair!

See, scarlet-colored margins fringed with green!

Lo! fields of red and crimson bordered there!

Here, blue expanses spanned with whitened sheen!

Lo! yellow banners floating in the air!

Now, purple pastures sweet as eye hath seen!

Here, pink as blossoms mellow with delight!

O many hued, sky-ocean’s painted Bight,

Bent like Benin against the shore of night!