Poetry of Kansas

Three Histories Of The Prairie

      The fields
      the plains
conspicuous for their
       invisible mountains
quiet in the
shape of the wind.
A stone once surrounded
by the legs of bison
      disguised as a
      stone on a flat plain.
The fields rise
an earth yellow horizon
      The earth forever falling
      the sky
forever rising
      all animals
arrange themselves
within the fields of space.

__Harley Elliot
© 1975

Sky Heart
Harley Elliott
(Milwaukee: Pentagon Press. 1975)
Used by permission
October 10, 2001 / John & Susan Howell / Wichita, Kansas / howell@kotn.org

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