This poem rolls on and on after I finish reading. Brooding power..It's bigger than its length might imply..
Thank you so much for this comment, Ray. I'm glad you felt that movement ... and its size. I have a deep affinity for buffalo, have for as long as I can remember ...
Reading this drew a lot of time and good feelings together, Teresa. One of the happiest walks I took with Norma was in 1969, Golden Gate Park. We held hands and descended from the path to the buffalo paddock. 2 old men watched us from the prospect above. One said, "Some guy's got it all: cigarette in one hand; girl in the other. Remember cigarettes?" His companion said, "Cigarettes nuthin...remember GIRLS?" Now Norma and I are of an age with those remembered men. Your poem brought it all rolling back.
Hahahaha ... what a wonderful memory, so glad you shared that .... and so glad this brought it forth again ... Thank you so much for commenting.
It's a magnificent photo of magnificent creatures. I like the way you've shown them as so dark -- a reflection of that dark and infinite space. I'm hoping to get back to the tallgrass prairie next spring, to see calves frolicking. The videos I've seen are wonderful, but there's no substitute for real life.
Thank you, it was taken in the Black Hills some years ago ... I've been missing the tallgrass prairie myself lately ... feet itching just a little.
Wonderful photo! I wonder if our species will do any better than theirs.
Thank you ... scanned from my 35 mm of years ago. I've become rather discouraged lately by those members of our species that seem to get the most press ...
Wouldn't it be progressive if a future US government set aside conservation areas for buffalo and wolves in the relevant States. Big areas, not just a few parks. They won't spend the money of course. Never heard any US politician holding forth on wildlife or nature conservation.
Yes, it certainly would, but no one seems to think of it as a priority .... and that is a very sad comment on our political mindset. Thanks so much for commenting, Tony. Merry Christmas.
Merry Christmas, T. Coincidentally just noticed this today. http://upr.org/post/genetically-pure-bison-found-utah
I love the area of the Henry Mountains ... have traveled there many times. Thanks so much for pointing this out. I don't like that they are legally hunted, but it is Utah ... sigh
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