The Hat

Linda, a fellow blogger friend from The Task At Hand, recently shared a beatiful poem titled Transition. It was written in the poetic form called an Etheree. I told her she inspired me and I was going to give it a try.

So, here is my first attempt at writing an Etheree.


Hat that

perched on the

head of my dad,

perfectly defined

his work, his heart, his life

on a good horse, trailing cows

from the mountains to desert flats

managing ranches, horses and cows,

a lifestyle, now, almost extinct; the Cowboy.

Sheryl Craig Russell

The picture above is of my dad, Jim Craig, when he was managing the U3 Ranch in Wells, Nevada.


2 thoughts on “The Hat

  1. It’s such fun to see someone else trying this form, and it’s especially great to see it done so well. You used the form perfectly, and managed in the process to really convey the qualities your dad valued — and embodied! I hope you had as much fun writing it as I had reading it!

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