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POEMS ON THE TRAIN

This is part of my plan. The blog plan that I spoke of. The one that I now have thanks to my 30-day, blog post a day, challenge. I've decided that since this is one of my favorite pastimes, (thanks to a previous 30-day challenge) that I'd incorporate a poetry post into my blog plan. And seeing as I enjoy reading poems on the train into work, this regular feature will be titled from here on out, POEMS ON THE TRAIN.

My source for poetry posts to date has been The Random House Treasury of Best-Loved Poems which I started reading last September. I intend to work my way through it. You may have noticed that I've posted quite a few poems by Anonymous who seems to be responsible for some real clunkers as well as some poems that I find quite comical. (I'm easily tickled.) One of the poems I read today was The Cowboy's Lament (by Anonymous) and I particularly liked this stanza:

Where men lived raw, in the desert's maw,
And hell was nothing to shun;
Where they buried 'em neat, without preacher or sheet,
And writ on their foreheads, crude but sweet,
"This Jasper was slow with a gun."

Kind of says it all, doesn't it?

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kellyrfineman
Mar. 5th, 2009 03:49 am (UTC)
Ahahaha! That is brilliant. Now I kinda wish I had a cowboy icon.
angeladegroot
Mar. 8th, 2009 01:40 pm (UTC)
And I want to watch a cowboy flick.
kellyrfineman
Mar. 8th, 2009 04:18 pm (UTC)
Yippee yippee yi, yippee yo yo yo
"I wanna be a cowboy . . . and you can be my cowgirl . . . "
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angeladegroot
Mar. 8th, 2009 01:44 pm (UTC)
And among other things, a cowboy!
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