Tuesday, December 10, 2019


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

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


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

1Oth December 2014
1Oth December 2018