15 comments on “Westward Ho

  1. The making of a nation; the birth of the unique spirit of its people although I’m guessing Buffy St Marie would have a different take. Nonetheless a wonderful poem. One of my favourites I think.

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  2. This continues to be one of my faves. It actually seems to have the rhythm of those wagon trains–and there are so many great descriptive phrases, like “skies scumbled” and “sanctified clouds”. (That last reminds me of the story in the Old Testament, God, within a Cloud, leading the people by day.)

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