Friday, September 28, 2007

Poetry Friday: Cowboy Poetry

Tickets go on sale next week for what has to be one of the coolest events in the literary world, the 2008 National Cowboy Poetry Gathering, to be held January 26 to February 2 in Elko, Nevada.

How I wish I lived near Elko and could attend this amazing shindig!

My choice for Poetry Friday this week is a piece by one of the presenters at the gathering, Paul Zarzyski.

Firewood
by Paul Zarzyski
A sacrilege against my blue-collar
Catholic manhood, I no longer cut my own
winter supply. I pay 85 a cord
delivered, but I’ll be damned
if I’ll stand idly by and watch Willy stack it
solo.

Read the full poem here.

For more on the Cowboy Poetry genre, check out this Wikipedia entry!

Thanks much to AmoXcalli for hosting Poetry Friday this week!

6 comments:

J said...

Cool poem. I was just in Elko Tuesday. We passed through on our way to Idaho. Right now I'm sitting in Oregon and should be here until the end of next week.

LindaBudz said...

Neat! I haven't spent much time in those parts. Well, unless you count Vegas. I've been there a million times for work ... but that's not really my cuppa.

Safe travels!!

Gina MarySol Ruiz said...

Great poem! I tricked the Mr. Linky into accepting your link. :)

LindaBudz said...

Yay! Thanks, Gina! And thanks again for hosting!

John Mutford said...

Yee-haw! Thanks for that. I'd never heard of cowboy poetry before, but dang I like it!

LindaBudz said...

Howdy, John! Thanks for moseyin' by!