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Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Pointed Square Dance


In a pointed square dance
on weathered wood
a lone star brings visions
of cowboy boots, denim blue jeans,
and a cowboy riding the Texas wind.

Its tarnishing patina lassos the sun
pulling its rays across raisined skin
wiped dry by a red bandana.

It is comfort;
it is continuity;
it is strength;
it is pride;
to a Lone Star State
born from the dust of the Alamo.

This iconic symbol does
its dosey doe until sunset
and then retreats into the shadows
to let night brush against its steel
to polish its determination until
a new day rises in the east.


Susie Clevenger 2012
"Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only.
 Fashion is in the sky, in the street,
 fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live,
 what is happening." Coco Chanel
 Written from the inspiration of Ella at Real Toads Ella's Edge

10 comments :

Ella said...

I love what you have done! YOU have taken the symbolic, expected and gave us a look of tradition and time worn memories that dance!
Wonderful to read...I want to visit Texas! :D

Helen said...

Well! A big Yee-Haw to you, little missy! I love this Texas tribute!

Kateri said...

"Its tarnishing patina lassos the sun
pulling its rays across raisined skin
wiped dry by a red bandana."

Wonderful images in this!

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Your words capture the spirit of that state. I rode over the range on your words, then sat and watched as the star faded into darkness. Loved it!

sreeja harikrishnan said...

woww....you painted it so well....

Teresa said...

This is truly a classic fashion statement! Lovely poem.

Mary said...

Susie, I love the Texas style. Your poem characterized it well!! I enjoyed square dancing when I was in grade school; but doubt they still teach it today...sigh.

Kay L. Davies said...

Excellent, Susie. Unexpected but so true to the western tradition.
K

Margaret said...

The second stanza sums up Texas for me.

aprille said...

Full of exciting word combinations. This must mean a lot to many of you.

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