Smoky Hoss

Gold Star - 9,477 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.

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All, Alone

All is not after all
So worthwhile
In fancy feathers fraught
And golden glowing style,
Tis better still
To lonely scale the darkest night
Naked 'cept thy own will
With none other than
Creations single guiding Light;

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