Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Tatanka Tanka One-Shot.....

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Thundering hoof beats.
Guardians of The Prairie.
Bovine Majesty!
Cultures fade with your demise.
The white man's greed, still survives...

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Sorry, I couldn't resist...
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23 comments:

Eric 'Bubba' Alder said...

LOL! Awesome, G-man!

I've always thought of "Tatanka" when I see "Tanka" too!


Oh, and YAHTZEE!

Timoteo said...

Right with you, brother.

Dulce said...

LOL Great junction for One Shot!

Brian Miller said...

and still carries on until today...such majestic beasts would love to see one in person....

LauraX said...

excellent...and too true.

moondustwriter said...

Excellent you are a natural at Tanka and here we have all been working at them for weeks

Nice One Shot G

thanks from the Moon

Millie said...

About time we hooved ones were recognized!

hedgewitch said...

Very neat, Galen. I'm impressed with the serious tanka skillz here. Most excellent in form and substance.

Luna Raven said...

Okay, you couldn't resist, but that's okay because it was enjoyable!

hpicasso said...

I guess I'll have a sald...HA

Peace, hp

I'm up

Beachanny said...

A Tanka and a story of the history of America in such few lines. Excellent Tanka - great flow and imagery.

Serena said...

Terrific job!

TALON said...

We have a buffalo farm not far from here. Seeing them up close and personal - they are truly magnificent animals.

Your last line is so sadly so very true, Galen. Loved your Tatanka Tanka.

Dianne said...

you're a poetically a-muse-ing writer.

speechless,
Fab Di

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Shashi said...

Its beautiful.. and I enjoyed your take on Tanka... lovely...


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Kavita said...

Have I told you that you are just fabulous?!?!? If I have, hear it again... and if I haven't, well.. :
G-Man, you are just plain fabulous!!! :)

Okay, I am not huge on red meat... so this Tanka totally spoke to me!! :) Chicken-dear, here I come!! :)
And I humbly bow before this slowly fading, yet thundering Bovine Lord!

Akelamalu said...

Excellent!

the walking man said...

All greed still survives. This was just one more horrible instance of it. But the Tanka is powerful.

lime said...

i don't think i will ever forget seeing these creatures up close and personal when i was in yellowstone. sitting in the car, waiting for one to decided he was ready to evacuate from our assigned campsite so we could set up a tent. all i could think was, "a couple of tons of horns on the hoof and all i have to protect me is some thin nylon. holy crap..."

Mama Zen said...

Preach, Brother!

Buffalo are truly gorgeous.

Enchanted Oak said...

You are branching out, Galen. Your poem spoke volumes to me. Nice to visit you on a day other than Friday.