Christmas at the BAR-D

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Welcome to the 18th annual Christmas at the BAR-D. We’ll be posting poems, classic, old, and new, throughout the season.

Find a collection of poems, first started in 2000, here.

There’s a Christmas/Winter Art Spur here, and Christmas submissions are welcome through Thursday, December 21, 2017.

See general submission information here.

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New poems added often during the season.

Newest:

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Draggin’ the Tree,” by S. Omar Barker
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A Journey in Search of Christmas,” by Owen Wister
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Christmas Waltz,” by Buck Ramsey

omalleyA Busted Cowboy’s Christmas,” by D.J. O’Malley

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Christmas Serenade,” by J.W. Beeson

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‘Neath a Christmas Eve Sky,” by Rod Nichols

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The Old Time Christmas” and Merry Christmas,” by Bruce Kiskaddon

Merry Christmas!

Selections from the 17th Christmas at the BAR-D:

Christmas at the Home Ranch,” by Bruce Kiskaddon
Seein’ Santa,” by Rod Nichols
A Charlie Creek Christmas,” by DW Groethe
A Christmas Thought,” by Slim McNaught
Here’s to the Cowboys,” by Pat Richardson
Christmas Beneath the Stars,” by Colen Sweeten
The Christmas Trail,” by Badger Clark
A Cowboy’s Christmas Prayer,” by S. Omar Barker

 

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Art Spur

“The Coyote Christmas Carol Choir,” by Marleen Bussma of Utah
“Christmas Song,” by Ol’ Jim Cathey of Texas
“Coyote Kin,” by Jean Mathisen Haugen of Texas
“Lonesome Coyote,” by Tamara Hillman of Arizona

 

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Submitted and Invited Poems

“The Wily Old Cow and Santa,” by Tim Heflin
“Cattle at Christmas,”  by Jo Lynne Kirkwood
“Untitled,” by Robert Dennis
“I Carried Mary,” by Andy Nelson
“The Star and the Sheepherders,” by Ron Secoy
“Cowboy Christmas Day,” by George Rhoades


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Lost to us in 2017: Bonnie Hearn, Connie M. Patton, Stan Tixier, Bruce Crane, Bill Barwick, Kenny Krogman, Jim Dunham, Floyd Traynor, Ray Lashley, Nancy Thorwardson, Jim King, Gail T. Burton, and Ed Stabler.

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