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Ribbons of light in the east unrolled
Forcing night to loosen its silent hold
On the dry Brush Country, calm and serene.
Then the quiet of the tranquil scene
Was broken as from the hard, cracked ground
There rose a mournful, whimpering sound;
A rabbit caught in the underbrush
Moaned into the tranquil hush.
Such a plaintive cry, it twisted and rose
Across the landscape's quiet repose;
Calling to the arid scene
A coyote-predator, lank and lean.
He stopped, and turned his mangy head,
Sniffed the air, then with deadly tread
Walked stiff-legged to the very spot
In the underbrush where the rabbit was caught.
Posted September 21, 2003
***** This is a terrific collection of poetry with a western flavor. There are eighty-one poems in all. Some touch upon the wildness and harshness of the wild, such as 'Brush Country' and 'Hide & Seek' ... Some touch upon nature, such as 'Wild Flowers' and 'Rebirth' ... Quite a few are filled with humor, such as 'Midwife' and 'Jake' ... But most of these will make the reader picture the Wild West and the towns of long ago, such as 'Simon and Seth' and 'Sam'. Highly recommended for all fans of poetry, western novels, or historical romance novels. *****Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.