The past few weeks I have been reading quite a bit ofÂ Cowboy poetry. It is a art that has gained quite a bit of popularity over the last decade. There are many Poetry readings throughout the west.
The Poetry to me, gives a connotation to a way of life that is slowly fading. I will occasionally include some poetry on the Rockin’ R Blog to help keep that feeling alive. Please feel free to share your favorite poem as well.
Here is a great poem written by Arthur Chapman
Out Where the West Begins
Out where the handclasp’s a little stronger
Out where the smile dwells a little longer
That’s where the West begins;
Out where the sun is a little brighter,
Where the snows that fall are a trifle whiter,
Where the bonds of home are a wee bit tighter,
That’s where the West begins,
Out where the skies are a trifle bluer,
Out where the friendship’s a little truer,
That’s where the WestÂ begins;
Where there is laughter in every streamlet flowing,
Where there is more of reaping and less of sowing-
That’s where the West begins
Out where the world is in the making
Where fewer hearts with despair are aching-
That’s where the West begin;
Where there’s more of singing a less of sighing,
Where there ‘s more of giving and less of buying,
And a man makes friends without half trying,
That’s where the West begins.