Another version of a poem I find impossibly elusive.


Outside of Grand Island, Nebraska

Prairie Grass


Two colors

broadly speaking

excluding subtle hues


tan and blue, earth and sky

late August

sky without clouds.


Atop a rounded hill

on her back 

within the tall, rustling grass


looking skyward—a grand island.

For a moment

from this vantage, it is


the entirety of her world—this tall grass

this cloudless blue sky.






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Written on 2022-06-14 at 04:44

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Jamsbo Rockda The PoetBay support member heart!
So beautiful. Like the opening of a meaningful movie.

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MetaPoetics The PoetBay support member heart!
Beautiful! I think the minimalism suits the poem's overall theme very well as these sparse lines capture the essence of the vastness of nature.

Lawrence Beck The PoetBay support member heart!
Well done! You've captured the image perfectly, your spare words reflecting its starkness.

Uncle Meridian The PoetBay support member heart!
Nicely done. The language seems firm, settled, secure.

And that's exactly how I felt when I saw Wyeth's Christina's World for the first time. Wowsers, fabulous how you can stir memories with your writing.