Tuesday, December 10, 2019

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[The ' Basket of Bread ' by Salvador Dali from Bing dot com]

AWAY FROM HOME
Back home a wife early in labour
Listen! A cow is screaming across the arroyo

They do their utmost but doc must come
Thrown into action the household women lend a hand

A speedy horse across fields become
A messenger an angel hoofbeats a distant drum

The ranchers weather well the wild storm
Injured cowboys and frightened strays all are back in form

A cable reads of a new born boy
Still though at the trading post prices now to inform

His dad must buy him a brand new toy
While the others will smoke cigars and toast his new joy
AWAY FROM HOME © gillena cox 2019


Process Note
Inspired by my currently reading of Tracie Peterson 'Taming The Wind' this poem has evolved to include the line
"A cow is screaming across the arroyo" from Jim Harrison 'Cow' which is the prompt at dVerse prompt 9.12.2019 and fitted into the form Landay prompted by Sanaa at Real Toads 9.12.2019


Blog hopping today with

Prosery #7: Jim Harrison

AND


May the fire in our hearts keep burning as though there is no end ~


REVISIT
1Oth December 2014
1Oth December 2018

22 comments:

  1. These are absolutely lovely, Gillena!❤️ I will definitely check out Tracie Peterson's 'Taming The Wind.' Thank you so much for writing to my final prompt.

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  2. Thanks for your appreciation Sanaa

    Much­čĺ×love

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  3. Happy you dropped by Bj├Ârn

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  4. Thanks for dropping by Susie

    Much­čĺ×love

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  5. Nice sentence: "A messenger an angel hoofbeats a distant drum"

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    1. Thanks for your appreciation Frank

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  6. I can almost hear the poor cow screaming across the arroyo, and imagine the woman in childbirth is too. Smiles.

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  7. Thanks for your appreciation Sherry

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  8. angel hoofbeats a distant drum... nice!

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    1. Thanks for dropping by Margaret

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  9. Interesting tale Gillena. I haven't read your poetry in awhile, it's nice to visit again.

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  10. Happy you dropped by Trudessa

    Much­čĺ×love

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  11. Very nicely done. Each section added a new element to the narrative.

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  12. Thank you for your aopreciation Kerry

    Much­čĺ×love

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  13. Wonderful tale relayed in beautiful couplets.

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  14. Thank you for your appreciation Sara

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