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About Me ~ Alison Hardenburgh
Posting from Nevada’s High Desert
I love deserts and the creatures that live in them. I work where I look out at the arid, rocky hills; longing to be out there while co-workers from softer, damp country, with city eyes decry it as ugly and useless. I use my camera to log my encounters with the desert and the animals that live in it or on its edge. Like a great ocean that on the surface looks devoid of life, you need only break the surface to find out otherwise.
Judith Wright, an Australian Poet wrote this Poem. I found it in this form in the Introduction of Larry McMurtry’s, Leaving Cheyenne. The original poem is much longer but these stanzas speak to me.
The Blood’s Country
South of my days’ circle
part of my blood’s country,
rises that tableland… clean, lean,
I know it dark against the stars,
the high lean country,
full of old stories that still go walking in my sleep.
from South of My Day’s
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