THE WEST by Baxter Black — Blog.cowboypoetry.com

THE WEST by Baxter Black They don’t call it Death Valley for nuthin’ And coyotes don’t make a good pet But livin’ out here with the griz and the deer you pretty much take what you get And the Rockies have shoulders like granite They’re big and they make their own rules So take what […]

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VANISHING BREED? by Baxter Black — Blog.cowboypoetry.com

© 2020, Jessica Hedges VANISHING BREED? by Baxter Black They call ‘em a vanishing breed. They write books and take pictures and talk like they’re all dyin’ out. Like dinosaurs goin’ to seed But that’s my friends yer talkin’ about. Like Tex from Juniper Mountain. He carved out a way of life where only the […]

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TWO GOOD FRIENDS by Ken Cook — Blog.cowboypoetry.com

© Jessica Hedges TWO GOOD FRIENDS by Ken Cook I’ll tell this one straightforward and try not to leave undone, the building of a friendship I watched while being spun. The scene, a grassy horse trap on a crisp October day after men had saddled up and rode out on their way. I spied a […]

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THE CREAK OF THE LEATHER, Bruce Kiskaddon — Blog.cowboypoetry.com

THE CREAK OF THE LEATHER by Bruce Kiskaddon (1878-1950) It’s likely that you can remember A corral at the foot of a hill Some mornin’ along in December When the air was so cold and so still. When the frost lay as light as a feather And the stars had jest blinked out and […]

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‘The Meeting of the Waters’ by Thomas Moore — Stair na hÉireann/History of Ireland

‘The Meeting of the Waters’ Thomas Moore There is not in the wide world a valley so sweet As that vale in whose bosom the bright waters meet; O, the last rays of feeling and life must depart, Ere the bloom of that valley shall fade from my heart. Yet it was not that Nature…

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