Smoky Hoss

Gold Star - 11,047 Points (01 may 1962 / U.S.A.)

Biography of Smoky Hoss

A lack of literary artifice is no sin,
So long as the way of the words invite the soul in.

'Poets are used to discovering, years after a poem is written, what it's really about.'
-Kathleen Norris (from: 'The Cloister Walk')

'To live is to fly
Both low and high.'
-Townes Van Zandt

'You don't choose a life,
you live it.'
-Emilio Estevez

'There ain't no dark
Until something shines,
I'm bound to leave
This dark behind.'
-Townes Van Zandt

'There's alot more standing here
Than what you see,
My back is bending low
But my spirit's flyin' free,
This ol' bag of bones
Ain't really me.'
-Guy Clark

'The poet says, Here, let me show you something. That is, let me help you to see something as you have not seen it before.'
-N. Scott Momaday

There is always a presence of a great Absence.

Smoky Hoss's Works:

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It's Never Shown

Long ago I submitted a poem
That has never here shown;
And I don't understand why...
It makes me cry.

Perhaps, had it shown
Then I would have known,
The spirit of pleasure
That words of another, alone can measure.

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