Best Poem of Barry Middleton

Cow Path
'For men are prone to go it blind
Along the calf-paths of the mind,
And work away from sun to sun
To do what other men have done.'
From The Calf-Path by Sam Walther Foss

country boys know what a cow path is
not necessarily the shortest or easiest
but nevertheless chosen by the masses
where . . .
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Something About A Mountain
there is something about a mountain
resolute and unreachable
the ultimate peak

these are the cathedrals of Wyoming
the Montana wilderness
the Cabinet range

to climb all day above the timberline
and find the grizzly's lair
to glimpse the lion

and finally to view . . .
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