Posted by: Ron DuBour | May 5, 2016

Pampas~by Paul F. Lenzi





“El Gaucho” by Patrick McDonald

land of the gaucho

that noble mestizo

rustic of legend

free spirited

saddle tramp

canny of clouds who

conceal the horizon

his steed his estate

a skilled horseman

attuned to the

heady percussion

of thundering hooves

red dirt flying

wool poncho ecstatic

in rioting winds

born of speed

an exuberant herd

deftly turned

to his confident will

brought to grazing

the endless green

flats of subcontinent

bathed by bright

temperate blue skies

under Capricorn


whip-handed icon

exuding machismo

among rich endowments

of borderless culture

the gaucho an emblem

of born independence

a romance of history

bigger than life

cherished source of

indigenous pride


  1. thank you for sharing my poem with your readers

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