Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Durango Cowboy Poetry Gathering

This week Durango welcomes the Cowboy Poetry Gathering to town! Four days of activities include a Cowboy Parade, a special Cowboy Durango Silverton Narrow Gauge Train ride, a poet's horseback ride, various art exhibits and a full roster of performers throughout the weekend kicking off with a performance by Baxter Black on Thursday night! This is a great weekend to be in town and see Durango claim - and exclaim! - its western roots.

Under the star-studded sky so vast
Campfires and coffee and comfort at last
Bacon that sizzles and crisps in the pan
After the roundup smells good to a man
Stories of cowboys and outlaws retold
Over the pipes as the embers grow cold
These are the tunes that old memories play
Make me a cowboy again for a day.

~exerpt from Make Me a Cowboy Again for a Day
from Don Edwards' Saddle Songs

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