Posted by: Oklahoma Sun | January 14, 2010

The Bad Lands.

The Bad Lands.

Hermann Hagedorn. Medora Nights, 1921.


IT rains here when it rains an’ it’s hot here when it’s hot,
The real folks is real folks which city folks is not.
The dark is as the dark was before the stars was made;
The sun is as the sun was before God thought of shade;
An’ the prairie an’ the butte-tops an’ the long winds, when they blow.
Is like the things what Adam knew on his birthday, long ago.