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Thursday, August 19, 2010


Inspired by a picture of cowboys herding mustangs to the home corral combined with my imagination of what lies just over that far hill.

As our expansive vistas bump against
encroaching boundaries,
cloud shadows slide along the short grass;
omens of darker days just over the horizon.

But here, just here
there is a sense of solitude and stillness.
Free range fillies, heads bowed,
haltingly make their way
toward the setting sun.
Each hoof beat muffled by dust
that erupts then hangs suspended
between sunlight and shadow.
The last vestige of their passing.

The not so distant highway hum
and the whosh, whosh of a traffic copter
drown the sound of mustangs and mule deer.
IPods play Waylon, Willie and Western Swing
as cowboy’s pray to keep their home on the range
from becoming a two story subdivision
with pools and putting greens.
So they ride, backs straight, heads high,
pushing the past lest it be overtaken by the present.
Jeff Hildebrandt © 2010

1 comment:

  1. Hi Jeff,
    I like your stuff but have a question. Every time you post it shows up in my Google Alerts for Cowboy and Cowboy Poetry on the same day. How are you doing that? I post to my blog at and IF a posting shows up in the alerts, it is weeks, if not months, old.

    It would help (especially when I'm trying to promote the Crossroads Gathering) if the posts would get picked up by the alerts.
    Bob Kinford
    2lazy4U Livestock & Literary Co
    Portal site at