Saturday, March 17, 2007


“Newspaper Songs”

He lived at Melody Ranch,

so songs were a special part

of his life. He whistled them

as he rode his horse

through cedars and aspens,

and his horse listened

and stepped in a musical way.

Anything could make melodies

at Melody Ranch – even the sound

of stones under his feet

as he followed the path

to the pleasant-sounding stream,

where he sometimes sat

with a weeks-old newspaper

and listened for the songs

the old words sang.

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