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the forever west
by Dale Clark
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
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the forever west

voices of the plains
drift across the bluffs
telling of sun-swept hillsides
grassy meadows
grama and curly mesquite
flowing into an opaque light

horsemen ride
into the forever west
rimmed by red
in the westerly light
mountain range
white tipped tops

the remuda, of horses
where cowboys choose
a horse to saddle and mount
to ride herd, to bond
with the brood
is nature in plain sight

a man no more than one
no better than any alive
be it only their horse
or the sweet grass
where the herd grazed

horsemen ride
into the forever west
seeking all the many deaths
on the far horizons
beneath the starlit many eyes
nothing gold has words

in the forever west

10-23-09
D.E. Clark


 

 



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Reviewed by Annabel Sheila 11/5/2009
Lovely imagery here Dale...very well penned.

Anna
Reviewed by Edwin Hurdle 10/29/2009
Great written poem Dale.I enjoy reading it.Its always a pleasure to read your poetry,take care
Reviewed by Kate Burnside 10/28/2009
...this so reminds me of the wide open spaces of Monument Valley, Dale, and the kinda bush-grassses there. Big Skies, Big Light as depicts your drop-dead-gorgeous lines of: nothing gold has words/in the forever west. Can picture this scene being lived out at the foot of El Capitan (??? if my memory serves me well!) Can even smell and hear that creakin leather saddle! :)) xx


Reviewed by Dawn Anderson 10/28/2009
Dale, this is wonderful...the imagery simply beautiful.
Reviewed by La Belle Rouge Poetess Of The Heart 10/28/2009
Vivid images, you make me want to go there to that time and place.
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 10/28/2009
The Forever West - a place I love to visit - and you took me there in this poem.
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan 10/27/2009
love this! your words create strong visuals and a sense of our nation's past
Reviewed by steve Chering 10/27/2009
Yiii Hah' love it
Reviewed by Mary Lacey, Desertrat 10/27/2009
Dale,

There is nothing as beautiful as the wide open west, and you have captured so well. Fantastic.

Mary
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 10/27/2009
Beautifully, vividly imaged: tells of wide open skies and spaces. That's the West I love. =] As I do, this write: well done, Dale.

(((HUGS))) and love, karla.
Reviewed by Peter Schlosser (Reader) 10/27/2009
Fantastic poem Dale. Beautifully written! Sounds like a Cormac McCarthy story...one of my favorites.
Reviewed by Liana Margiva 10/27/2009
WONDERFUL, LIKE ALWAYS!!!!!!!!!!!! Liana Margiva
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