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Dust Bowl

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Below is the poem entitled Dust Bowl which was written by poet Jack Jordan. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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Dust Bowl

	


        Oklahoma 
	electric blue skies,
	sun and wild winds
	tragic black dirt clouds 
	sand sifting through cracks 
	dry stalks
	bones - only bones 
	California

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  1. Date: 3/18/2013 10:20:00 PM
    Great write Myself, rather be at the Rose Bowl.............rick

    Jordan Avatar Jack Jordan
    Date: 3/19/2013 8:54:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Or any other Bowl, from what I understand about the Great Plains in the 1930's. Jack
  1. Date: 3/13/2013 11:06:00 PM
    oh, yes, this really makes me think of that great novel. I never read it. Steinbeck? But I saw the movie and it was great.

    Jordan Avatar Jack Jordan
    Date: 3/14/2013 8:07:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Okay... I'll admit that I never read it either, which says a lot about my lousy undergraduate education as well as my lethargic adult life. J
  1. Date: 3/13/2013 7:09:00 PM
    This really got to me Jack...most of my family went thru this and yes , grapes of wrath style, went to CA. But back home now...great job.....Donna

    Jordan Avatar Jack Jordan
    Date: 3/13/2013 9:51:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    My family didn't make the CA trek, but certainly lived through hard times in Oklahoma and Texas. I'm not sure how I wound up back here. There must be some sort of weird magnetism - and very fine people too. Jack
  1. Date: 3/13/2013 6:00:00 PM
    Lucid visuals Jack and it says much with an economy of words. Enjoyed.

    Jordan Avatar Jack Jordan
    Date: 3/13/2013 9:47:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks, Eric. I appreciate the nice comment. Jack
  1. Date: 3/13/2013 4:57:00 PM
    Nice tight capture of the time, almost like one of those stalks, excellet.

    Jordan Avatar Jack Jordan
    Date: 3/13/2013 5:12:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Given the current drought, I can only hope the Dust Bowl doesn't return. Thanks for reading. Jack
  1. Date: 3/13/2013 9:17:00 AM
    Good One! Welcome Back...Premium Member....

    Jordan Avatar Jack Jordan
    Date: 3/13/2013 9:35:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Short and not so sweet, I'm afraid. Thanks for reading it. Jack