Classic and Contemporary Poetry
PRAIRIE DAWN, by BERTA ROBERTSON
First Line: The stealthy coyote slinking denward on soft-padded feet
Last Line: Heart strengthened, my creator, I have watched dawn's hour with you.
Subject(s): Prairies; Plains
The stealthy coyote slinking denward on soft-padded feet
Gives early notice of the near approach of dawn.
Awaking meadow-larks, clear songed, in winged abandon meet,
And sage-cocks boom a vibrant greeting "Night is gone."
The shallow water-holes in misty clouds a tribute pay,
While prairie-dogs upon their mounds devoutly pose,
And all the distant, dim-lined buttes change sleeping garments gray,
As virgins fair, to rarest violet and rose:
Soul healing scents of grass flowered plains my faith and hope renew
Heart strengthened, my Creator, I have watched Dawn's hour with You.
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