Monday, July 22, 2019

The Poem that Inspired the Title for "Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee"

photo © Mark Butkus 2014
A South Dakota Scene.

I have fallen in love with American names,
The sharp names that never get fat,
The snakeskin-titles of mining-claims,
The plumed war-bonnet of Medicine Hat,
Tucson and Deadwood and Lost Mule Flat.

Monday, July 1, 2019

Susan Lockhart and her Barra Daze

photo © Mark Butkus 2019
I "Heart" Barra!

Barra daze, Barra daze
Each new moon
A day is born
And across the sea you gaze