from: Personal and Impersonal: Six Aesthetic Realist: Louis Dienes

 

 

 

PEOPLE IN THE MOUNTAINS

People talk of whisky in the mountains,
People race the eagle's shadow,
And shoot the peaches off the trees.

The angles of their hats are wild,
The timing of their curses shakes
the walls of the saloons,
They whisper soft as death when the cricket sound is loud,
And never tell a thing about themselves.

When strangers come they disappear into the shadows
And sigh and muse about the sky and dream.

Personal & Impersonal (New York: Defintion Press, 1959)

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