Dawn At The Rainbow Hill Ranch In Phoenix, Oregon (a test)

This is not a poem by yours truly, but by a fellow poet. Can you tell me who wrote this? It was published in a small anthology in 1980, Windflower Home Almanac of Poetry, edited by Ted Kooser.


Matted in early light, the grass
uncurls around the ankles of the cows:
damp smoke. The barn’s still dark,

walls wet, each beam in its sleep
reciting the myths of roots.  But
a smell of cut hay, honed by cold,

broods over the clank of an iron bell.
Only the fruit-tree limbs, bent
low, seem buoyant. While the world

whispers its story to the seeds,
time holds its huge breath
and listens.

Written by??????????


About Ciletti

Jim Ciletti, an award winning poet, filmmaker, and author, is the 2010-2012, Poet Laureate of the Pikes Peak region, and for 41 years, poet-in-residence for the Orme School Fine Arts Festival. Jim gives many workshops on the writing and performance of poetry, and makes poetry house calls to create personal poetry events. Ciletti loves everything Italian, including cooking for family and friends, and loves to plant garlic, make homemade wine, and eating peaches and plums. "Everyday is Christmas, but you don't always get everything you ask for. Sometimes more. Poetry celebrates life."
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