A Sense of Place

© Bonnie Staiger. Published Leaning Into the Wind, Houghton Mifflin, 1997; WHERE THE HEART RESIDES: Timeless Wisdom of the American Prairie, William Morrow, 1999

Given the choice

I would walk

every measured mile

of the contoured prairie . . .

take up a handful of earth

knowing it’s time to plant

by the smell of the soil . . .

kick gravel stones

along the section line

and startle a meadowlark

off her grass covered nest . . .

count red wings in the cat tails

unearth a Lakota fire ring . . .

and give thanks to the four winds

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About Bonnie Larson Staiger

I'm a poet. Writing is an extension of who I am. On my blog, North Dakota Roots, I share some poetry and some observations about life.
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One Response to A Sense of Place

  1. Margo Dietz says:

    So enjoyed reading this, Bonnie.

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