Saturday, 10 August 2013

Loving a cowboy

The morning cracks crisp 
indigo & lavender dawn by fire stove

Across the barn, I hear your crooning  
to horses & rustling of hay stacks 

Soon, there is rhythmic beat of hooves,
jiggling of spurs & slapping of saddle leathers-

I always thought of cowboys 
as smooth & handsome as the movies - 

But your hands are rough dirty
With wrestling & roping the cattle 

You don't swagger with your hat 
as you limp slightly on the left foot    

But you tell me I will always see
sunrise & sunset over the prairie with you 

Hear the meadowlarks sing
from the sagebrush & smell the earth

Fresh as summer rain
Soft as wild berries, fragrant as red plums 

You make me laugh, deep 
belly laughter, sounds of home 

wafting down my cowboy heart-  


  

Posted for D'verse Poets Pub - Cowboy Poetry

Inspiration from:   Loving a Cowboy

40 comments:

  1. hmmm nice...loving a cowboy...i'm all for rough and dirty hands rather like well manicured and soft and clean... love how you paint the scene like real life..not easy..but romantic in it's very own way

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  2. Ah yes, I doubt most cowboys are handsome & sweet-smelling & sweet-acting as the movie variety that some of us fantasize...but there is something romantic about them nonetheless.

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    1. Yes, something about them ~ Thanks Mary ~

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  3. What a nice romantic piece. and the realism of the limp and the rough hands which has to be closer to any truth.. :-)

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    1. It's weekend so no heavy stuff from me ~ Thank you Bjorn ~

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  4. fresh as summer rain...smiles...love that...there is something about that commitment as well...to always see sunrise and sunset over the prairie....a bit of beauty too...most cowboys i know are a little rough around the edges...but they are def loyal...

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    1. Rough around the edges & loyal, so I read ~ Thanks Brian ~

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  5. Ahh... you've difinitely captured the essence of a cowboy, Grace. Love your new header.

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    1. Thanks Laurie ~ Time for a makeover, ha ~

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  6. lovely. movies have a way of romanticizing everything. I liked the way you created an authentic image and that deep belly laughter made me smile.. :-)

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  7. A lovely romantic write. I particularly love: Hear the meadowlarks sing from the sagebrush & smell the earth being nature girl at least in my mind. Beautiful!

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  8. This is perfect Heaven, absolutely heavenly in fact, I love the whole idea of being a cowboy, for all of cowboys faults and their actions in life there is one thing that is undeniable, they love their woman, their one woman and that's what makes this so perfect, love love love it!

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    1. That they do, I agree ~ Thanks Matthew ~

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  9. Loved the idea of writing from the perspective of the partner of the cowboy, the nuances of keeping that home and welcoming him into it. This was the most romantic of all I've read so far. Sincere and heartwarming. Amy

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  10. A cowboy love poem - PERFECT! The smells and the sounds, and the riding injuries. You nailed it!

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  11. More romantic and heartfelt than what's depicted in the movies. True love can be found in the dirt, in the limp, in the truth of it.

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  12. All rough callous & wang-leather muscles, thick mustache, wide frayed belt, harness over his shoulder, a twinkle in his eye--and I bet he cleans up just fine for the evenings.

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  13. I am in love! (Much better than Matthew McConi-who?)

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  14. Destroyed the movie version of them, what is poor hollywood to do?

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  15. Oh, those hats...they get to a girl's heart every time. Lovely scene for a chick flick. You'd make a good director.

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  16. Beautiful piece Grace...and yes, give me a cowboy rough and dirty!

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  17. yes, they smile and laugh, wear hat and in love with only woman in their life...very romantic, and nature accompanies here nicely :)x

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  18. The morning cracks crisp
    indigo & lavender dawn

    That starts it off so well! and the fine details of rough hands and limp... yes. Reality isn't the movies - but it's much better :)

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  19. i like how this guy is not a cool Clint Eastwood Cowboy, but a real guy with a limp, with a real woman to love him.

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  20. Cowboys are people too! No movies kind but an honest to goodness guy. Maybe with a limp but with always a special place in his heart for her. Nicely Grace!

    Hank

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  21. any cowboy'd be right lucky, yes indeed, to have one as you pen him to sleep each night.

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  22. Grace, I'll take your "reality" over the movie industry's any time.

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  23. you can put passion into anything... loved the romance in this

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  24. realistically romantic! Great work!

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  25. indigo and lavender dawn....

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  26. Oh so very nice and romantic...love it!

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