From crusty cowboys ("Luther Morse") to fantasy tales ("The King's Return") to the gossip at Francine's Beauty Boutique ("Chronicles of the Sisters of the Mystic Night"), Prairie Wind is a collection of poems and stories like you've never read before. Colorful historic figures and situations ("Emmett Dalton at Horsethief Canyon") and Christmas stories that will touch the heart with their timeless message are part of what makes Prairie Wind an enjoyable read. Writer/poet Norm Rourke's experience as a reporter, feature writer and author provides the source of the poems and stories in Prairie Wind. "It is ordinary people going about their ordinary daily lives that make some of the best subjects. Through poetry and the stories in Prairie Wind, I've tried to tell interesting and sometimes humorous anecdotes. Poetry and poetry blended with stories should be an enjoyable experience. Prairie Wind offers something for everyone. I write to be read," he says. "Poetry doesn't have to be dull and unexciting. Telling a story in verse can be as effective as in prose. Prairie Wind isn't your traditional academic approach to poetry. Luther Morse is real; little Jake the burro is a cookie-eating friend; and Christmas did come in a Chevy truck."
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Take a break from your hectic life & read PRAIRIE WIND! This refreshing collection of original poems & stories is worth your time¿time you¿ll be glad you shared with Luther Morse, or visited The Hondo Valley, or laughed at when you read Chronicles of the Sisters of the Mystic Night. PRAIRIE WIND is definitely not your usual book of poetry¿it¿s more fun!
PRAIRIE WIND is a refreshing & readable book of cowboy & traditional poetry & stories. Norm Rourke has called on his years of writing skills to present poems & stories about people he¿s known or met during his long career. PRAIRIE WIND is more than another book of cowboy poetry, it¿s an author¿s testament to the West & the people who pioneered & live there. A unique refreshing read, I highly recommend!