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Poetry Pleases: The Gloaming

Randal Looney wrote this poem while thinking of the passing of his favorite writer, Larry Brown. The gloaming refers to the dusk of the day, not quite dark, not quite light. Randal feels it is the best part of the day, as did Mr Brown.

The words have all been spoken
the gloaming creeping near
celebration of a life
the laughter and the tears
pages of prose
turning in the breeze
a wood stove burning
logs in a cabin
cut from a red oak tree
cattle follow the truck
that brings the hay
that gets them through another day
Like God
the rancher chooses
the sacrifice
from an unsuspecting herd.


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