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The Sound of the Prairies

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The Sound of the Prairies

wheat at its finest.
      long before the cut of blade
and grinding of teeth –

it sings through clear wind –
      rolling waves, soft in their hush
raising old ones souls,

ingraining lifetimes
     upon the wanderer’s skin –
raising hairs on necks –

recognizing sound
      as it is meant to be heard –
wheat is heeded wind.

always, wheat whispers   
     hush…(the heart of prairie grass)
through the mouth of wind. 




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  1. Date: 5/21/2009 12:52:00 PM

    That comment was sick....only you would ride with that poem...you got it..i knew you would...don't push me cause I'm close to the edge..i'm trying not lose my head.....LOL......Kristin...feeling you.

  1. Date: 5/20/2009 12:54:00 PM

    Kristin - Congratulations on placing in Raul’s, “The Sounds of Nature Contest” God Bless, MJ

  1. Date: 5/17/2009 2:55:00 PM

    I relate to this, nice work and concrats on your placement in Raul's contest.

  1. Date: 5/15/2009 2:55:00 PM

    I love this! Congratulations on your win!-AA

  1. Date: 5/15/2009 12:56:00 PM

    Kristin Congratulations on your win! Laura :)

  1. Date: 5/15/2009 11:56:00 AM

    Congratulation, Krisitin!!! I've missed this beauty! Wonderful sounds! Great work. Ruben.

  1. Date: 5/15/2009 10:02:00 AM

    This is exquisite! You've really captured the sound of wheat and the prairie for this city girl. Congrats on your win

  1. Date: 5/15/2009 9:00:00 AM

    Wheat+wind+whispers+music=Magic! Great writing! Congratulations on the Honorable Mention... a beautiful piece touching the heart of this Kansas Girl!! Smiles from Lolita

  1. Date: 5/15/2009 8:29:00 AM

    Congrats on your success in Raul's contest KristinRgds Brian

  1. Date: 5/15/2009 6:14:00 AM

    Such a peaceful sound this puts in one's hectic world.....a lovely poem, Kristin. Congratulations on this wonderful poem placing in Raul's contest!~ Love Carrie xoxox

  1. Date: 5/15/2009 5:42:00 AM

    I dreamt about the prairies last night. Warmest congrats Kristin on your win in Raul's contest! Too beautiful! Way to go! Love, Shar

  1. Date: 5/15/2009 2:16:00 AM

    Kristin, congrats for placing in my contest...Raul

  1. Date: 4/28/2009 9:19:00 PM

    This is a masterpiece, Kristin. Every image, every sound (whispering wheat) comes to life. Truly outstanding!

  1. Date: 4/25/2009 5:58:00 AM

    A wonderful write Kristin...It captures the sensation and imagery with I can say...Perfection... P.S. ( My novel is going great...I haven't been writing a lot though ..School pressure is annoying! But I hope I finish it quickly and get the chance to publish) Thank you for asking =) Always, Farah

  1. Date: 4/23/2009 7:51:00 AM

    A lovely, sensitive song, Kristin, filled with sound and nostalgia, and a certain golden touch. I love this one. You are so great! Love, daver

  1. Date: 4/21/2009 2:17:00 AM

    Thank you for your welcome blog comments Kristin.Rgds Brian.What a grea Mum you are...keep it tha way

  1. Date: 4/19/2009 4:47:00 PM

    Beautiful poem with a wonderful use of imagery. Best wishes in the contest. I feel bad for all you family with the water problems. Our home has remained dry. Others in the area haven't been so luck. Thank you for your concern and for your kind comments. Keep up the good writing. Have a wonderful week. Karen

  1. Date: 4/17/2009 9:52:00 AM

    ...."Your Priceless Souls" beliefs in reincarnation perhaps!?!?:):)~And I love "Your" opening stanza here~for it seems a statement of the purities of a pure life, before it becomes tainted amid the environment from which it is subject within part unto...."Beautiful & Soulful Write Kristin!!!":):)~"My Love Always To 'You & Your Loves, Forever, John!!!":):)~Lets go view another of "Your Gems"....

  1. Date: 4/17/2009 9:44:00 AM

    Smile~So soft, flowing and lovey~written from "The Wonderful Soul," of of a writer profound!!!!~"Good Afternoon Precious, Talented & Beautiful Kristin Reynolds & All Your Loves!!!!":):)~This very pretty write of "Yours" here, returns my thoughts to some of "Your Amazing Writes" of past....:):)~cont~

  1. Date: 4/17/2009 2:34:00 AM

    Best wishes with this one Kristin.Rgds Brian

  1. Date: 4/16/2009 2:36:00 PM

    It is in your blood. You know it like the back of your hand, and you feel it as it whispers and blows through your very soul. You share it beautiful. Good luck. Love, Shar

  1. Date: 4/16/2009 2:16:00 PM

    Thanks for supporting my contest Kristin...Raul

  1. Date: 4/16/2009 12:21:00 PM

    Beautifully lyrical. That first stanza is excellent capturing the begining and end of food production. I like that the first lines of each stanza have an 'i' sound that dominates. It gives the narrative a bell ringing feel to it but it also drives the poem onwards. that is a clever device, because the narrative is concerned with produce (and progress?). The sounds are there to be heared rather than described, handing the work over to the reader. As it should be!

  1. Date: 4/16/2009 7:50:00 AM

    prairie songs! lovely! Kristin! jmg

  1. Date: 4/16/2009 6:39:00 AM

    Lovely, such a peaceful feel that comes from this poem.....almost like the whisper of Native American ancestors who cherished their land. Great entry for this contest, dear Kristin!! Beautiful! ~ Love, Carrie (ps How is the Hallmark voting coming along??? Good luck with that one too!!)

  1. Date: 4/16/2009 6:37:00 AM

    The sounds of the prairie comes alive in this piece..best wishes...

  1. Date: 4/16/2009 6:26:00 AM

    Beautiful writing as always K :) I love love the lines "always, wheat whispers hush (the heart of prairie grass) through the mouth of wind. Good luck but I am sure you won't need it :) Love C