It's been said that a
picture is worth a thousand words...we know many that are worthy of a
poem. In Art Spur, we invite poets to let selections of Western art inspire their poetry.
eleventh piece offered to "spur" the imagination, as part of the
celebration of the National Day of the Cowboy (July 28, 2007) is "Great
Day to be a Cowboy," a painting by notable Kansas artist,
Poem submissions were welcome from all
through July 15, 2007. Submissions are now closed.
Top poems were selected by a blind panel of six, including some judges
from the 2007 National Cowboy Poetry Rodeo.
Three judges also submitted poems (which were not judged, and are
posted in a separate section below).
Selected poems were posted below on July 27, 2007 in celebration of
the National Day of the Cowboy.