Saturday, May 26, 2007


This morning was beautiful as I rose early to a temperature around 50 degrees. There was light rain during the night and the air is clear, cool and moist. The pastures are green with flowers peeking everywhere; the wheat is heavy with grain before the ripening; the corn is quickly growing and there are cattle belly-deep in grass almost everywhere I turn. This to me, is the most beautiful time of year in the Texas Panhandle.

The morning mists
Are darkened shadows
Hanging in the dips
And valleys of the Plains
Which stretch onward
For miles in all directions
From my vantage on
The high flat ground.
The meadowlark's
Twee-phut-weee trills
In the otherwise silent
Coolness of the day
Before the common stirring


Incognito said...

Another lovely one, PAN! Puts me right there.

Panhandle Poet said...

Thank you, Incognito.

WomanHonorThyself said...

the common stirrings have already begun here in NYC..the city that never

TexasFred said...

Ya know, this is the 1st time in several years we've gone into summer with FULL lakes, Texas is a lovely place even when DRY as a bone but it's so wet here in the Dallas area, it's soggy, but it's sure green...

I lived in El Paso for 9 years and even when it was DRY over here on this side of Texas it was still a lot greener than FAR west Texas, but this year it's ridiculous...