"A book of verses, underneath the bough,
A jug of wine, a loaf of bread -- and thou
Beside me singing in the wilderness --
Ah, wilderness were paradise enow!"

-- Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam, as translated by Edward Fitzgerald

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Book Spine Poetry: Prairie Heart

Prairie earth, blue sky dream --
the prairie traveler in the new world,
a natural state, where the buffalo roam,
rising from the plains, the Great Plains.
The diversity of life: the birds, grasses,
trees and shrubs, the land that feeds us.
Bring back the buffalo!  In wildness
is the preservation of the world.

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