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Beyond This Room

Sure Thing

It is that with which the wind blows

And the snowflakes carry from the skies

The mountains echo in their deep crevasses

The sky possesses  in her blue, graceful expanse

The child has in her smile

The earth …

by × July 3, 2021 × 3 comments

Animals, Art, Culture, Human Landscape, Painting, Poetry

Home | Bird and Broom

Home | Bird and Broom

Home

Bird and Broom

I’ve dropped my broom

run out of the house

sonic boom of a fighter jet

bird song halted.

How will you pick up your song

and I my broom

and carry on?…

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Agriculture, Frontier, Out West, Place

Henry (H.L.) Wolf; Independence on the Plains, Gathering Chips; Late 19th century; Albumen silver print; Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth, Texas; P1976.19.11

Gathering Chips

One of my favorite photographs hangs in my bathroom.

At its center is a wheelbarrow, with wooden handles, braces, and legs. The ten-spoke wheel is iron. Cow chips – dry dung – are stacked two feet high in the tray. …

by × April 12, 2021 × 0 comments

Agriculture, Place

Stacking Wood

Stacking Wood

This piece was originally written as part of a larger poetry and prose project that explored the author’s relationship with his family’s farm in Tennessee. Over a month-long span, he reflected daily on the lessons that the place and its

by × March 14, 2021 × 0 comments

Activism, Human Landscape, Print Edition

Poisoned Land, Poisoned Bodies

Poisoned Land, Poisoned Bodies

Angelina stood on the solid, familiar earth and looked up. The cliff extended high into the sky, until the sun broke just over its edge. With trepidation, she lifted one foot off the ground and placed it tenderly onto a …

by × April 26, 2020 × 3 comments

Agriculture, Human Landscape

Red Soil, Green Gold, Dark Secrets

Red Soil, Green Gold, Dark Secrets

 he bones of deceased Guaraní shamans used to decorate forest pockets in pre-colonial times, when Mata Atlântica, “The Atlantic Forest,” still stretched out its arms across South America. From modern-day northeastern Argentina to the southern Brazilian coast, the “Atlantic …

by × November 7, 2019 × 0 comments