Learn More

Titus Koehn


Dirt Roads and Sunsets


Dirt roads and sunsets and cottonwood trees,
Sunflowers tall in the warm summer breeze.

Black Angus cattle on green, grassy hills,
Empty farmhouses and run-down windmills.

Scissor-tailed flycatchers on telephone wires,
Leaping flames in the dark of the spring pasture fires.

A hawk wheeling free in the blazing blue sky,
The sound of a coyote's wild, lonesome cry.

Thunder and hail, the wind's savage gust,
The cold scent of rain in the hot summer dust.

Barbed wire and hedgeposts, the wheatfields in June,
Stars over the prairie, the warm harvest moon.

When I am old, and my best days are past,
When my mind's growing dim, and my memory fades fast,
I hope I remember the beauty of these:
Dirt Roads,
And Sunsets,
And Cottonwood Trees.

Submitted: Saturday, April 06, 2013
Edited: Thursday, October 10, 2013
Listen to this poem:

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

What do you think this poem is about?



Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (Dirt Roads and Sunsets by Titus Koehn )

Enter the verification code :

Read all 1 comments »

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. A.Blok, May's been cruel...- translation.., Lyudmila Purgina
  2. The Secret of My love, Hanh Chau
  3. Submission of Poem, Vera Sidhwa
  4. The Hungry, Randy McClave
  5. You are not changed, ramesh rai
  6. The Poet called Light, Light Mark
  7. Stripes, Mike Acker
  8. Rocks like Milky Ways, Mikey Bachman
  9. Opportunities, Peter S. Quinn
  10. We Should Be Glad, Blu 1 Blu 1 (Rio de Janeiro)

Poem of the Day

poet Algernon Charles Swinburne

Kneel down, fair Love, and fill thyself with tears,
Girdle thyself with sighing for a girth
Upon the sides of mirth,
Cover thy lips and eyelids, let thine ears
...... Read complete »

   

Member Poem

Trending Poems

  1. 04 Tongues Made Of Glass, Shaun Shane
  2. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  3. Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night, Dylan Thomas
  4. Annabel Lee, Edgar Allan Poe
  5. O Captain! My Captain!, Walt Whitman
  6. A Ballad of Death, Algernon Charles Swinburne
  7. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  8. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  9. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, Robert Frost
  10. Dreams, Langston Hughes

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]