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the forever west
by Dale Clark
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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

D.E. Clark



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Reviewed by Annabel Sheila
Lovely imagery here Dale...very well penned.

Reviewed by Edwin Hurdle
Great written poem Dale.I enjoy reading it.Its always a pleasure to read your poetry,take care
Reviewed by Kate Burnside
...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
Dale, this is wonderful...the imagery simply beautiful.
Reviewed by La Belle Rouge Poetess Of The Heart
Vivid images, you make me want to go there to that time and place.
Reviewed by Mr. Ed
The Forever West - a place I love to visit - and you took me there in this poem.
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan
love this! your words create strong visuals and a sense of our nation's past
Reviewed by steve Chering
Yiii Hah' love it
Reviewed by Mary Lacey, Desertrat

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

Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner
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)
Fantastic poem Dale. Beautifully written! Sounds like a Cormac McCarthy of my favorites.
Reviewed by Liana Margiva
WONDERFUL, LIKE ALWAYS!!!!!!!!!!!! Liana Margiva
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