THUNDER BUTTE TRAIL DRIVE

THUNDER BUTTE TRAIL DRIVE

A Poem by Eagle Cruagh

THUNDER BUTTE TRAIL DRIVE
 
Lightning flashed and crackled across the plain
Lighting steers and horses mane
Thunder peeling off the clouds hit
Thunder Butte bounced and rocked as another
Bolt of lightning struck

In pelting rain and dark of night wind
Howling down again the lightning lit
The trailing cattle and struggling men
Who dank and tired worked on in vain
To just make camp despite their pain

As another bolt of emerald fire lit up
The butte and miles of empty desolate space
Tel-tales danced and sparked along the
Herd leaping fairy froth from horn to horn
And back again to lick across the horse`s mane

This night spawned in some devil`s brain
Grew steadily cold and wet and wild
The howling wind thunder born
Spoke about the need of man
To bridge destructive mean for one more
Notch in our human dream

Bawling calves their mother`s lost
Bellowing mad the old gal`s best yet to tear
The squatter`s dream with horn and hoof
As always aloof to the cowboy`s need
Another bolt of static blue sprinkled across
A dead black sky rent by steaming canon bleeds

A muddy horn in the pony`s gut the wrangler curse
Down he`s gone amidst the herd just a groan
And you are all alone
In this cursed rain with clouds of ink the wrangler died
Alone and cold as nature howled and claimed her own

-----   Eagle Cruagh  


 

© 2011 Eagle Cruagh


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Scenes from the past, fast, furious movements and sounds .. yet somehow a distant dream sequence, as if in spite of the storm, the flow of events is half veiled. Gasped at some very descriptive moments, ' .. Tel-tales danced and sparked along the ~ Herd leaping fairy froth from horn to horn ~ And back again to lick across the horse`s mane .. ' and again, ' .. Another bolt of static blue sprinkled across ~ A dead black sky rent by steaming canon bleeds .. '

The final stanza confirms the thoughts behind your post: Nature wins every time. Read again .. ' .. clouds of ink .. ' beautifully put!

Re-read after learning more, this area has such an extraordinary history, no wonder it's so precious to you.

Posted 11 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.




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Scenes from the past, fast, furious movements and sounds .. yet somehow a distant dream sequence, as if in spite of the storm, the flow of events is half veiled. Gasped at some very descriptive moments, ' .. Tel-tales danced and sparked along the ~ Herd leaping fairy froth from horn to horn ~ And back again to lick across the horse`s mane .. ' and again, ' .. Another bolt of static blue sprinkled across ~ A dead black sky rent by steaming canon bleeds .. '

The final stanza confirms the thoughts behind your post: Nature wins every time. Read again .. ' .. clouds of ink .. ' beautifully put!

Re-read after learning more, this area has such an extraordinary history, no wonder it's so precious to you.

Posted 11 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

I love the imagery in this one. But then I"m a sucker for a storm.

Posted 12 Years Ago


Oh may very deep and intense,as my eyes dance from staring to end
I felt an overwhelming sadness
Within this brilliant piece
Rhyme plot was stunning
Brilliant writing!!
I hope your Christmas and New Year was filled with joyful blessings

Posted 12 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

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nice poem!!! really like the subtle rhyme scheme - the repetition of the -ain sounds! makes it flow stronger!! great poem!

Posted 12 Years Ago


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and after the movie finished, she sat in the pale light of the credits..too overwhelmed to move as the scenes replayed over and over..each time revealing just a little more detail and when she came too, the theater was empty, dark...yet as she stood to leave the movie continued to play ... in her mind.

What can I say...rich, captivating...a journey.

Posted 12 Years Ago


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