ranching http://mtpr.org en 60 Years Later, He Started Writing http://mtpr.org/post/60-years-later-he-started-writing <p></p><p>Newspaper columnist and Montana rancher, Richard Geary, talks about rural culture then and now, and reads some of his essays.</p> Wed, 25 Jun 2014 12:32:00 +0000 Chérie Newman 20782 at http://mtpr.org 60 Years Later, He Started Writing "Love Letters" http://mtpr.org/post/love-letters <p>Wow!<br />was written in the dust<br />on the beside table.<br /><br />The dawn and I blushed together<br />as your spurs<br />chinged<br />around the kitchen<br />as you started the fire.<br /><br />I stretched full length<br />on the cool smoothness<br />of the sheets,<br /><br />a kept woman<br />a woment longer.<br /><br />Within an hour's time<br />we'll be ahorseback<br />in a long trot<br />to some distant blue mountain<br />hunting cows.<br /><br />I'll carry your message<br />close<br />knowing there will come a day<br />I would give a year of my life<br />for that...<br />Wow!</p> Mon, 10 Mar 2014 16:12:42 +0000 Linda Hussa 15961 at http://mtpr.org "Love Letters" "Gathering Mint," a poem by Laurie Wagner Buyer http://mtpr.org/post/gathering-mint <p>He&nbsp;woke quiet, ate potatoes and eggs<br>sitting alone on a cottonwood stump in the sun.</p><p>At noon he took a rifle, burlap bag, and handful<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; of dried apples,<br>saddled the glass-eyed gelding, corralled<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; the wayward mare,<br>whistled one long high note for the hound<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; and was gone.</p> Mon, 10 Jun 2013 16:49:02 +0000 Laurie Wagner Buyer 3725 at http://mtpr.org "Gathering Mint," a poem by Laurie Wagner Buyer