Posted by: Oklahoma Sun | January 15, 2010

A Prairie Minuet.

A Prairie Minuet.

Ernest McGaffey. “Into the Sunset Lands”, Poems, 1895.


SLOW bobbing, bobbing to and fro
With awkward steps across the grass,
In solemn lines they come and go
And like to dancers change and pass.

Their ceiling is the deep blue sky,
The ball-room floor, the level plains;
Their music, winds that hurry by
This minuet of sand-hill cranes.