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A Country Rag ~ Word Preserve Volume 7

Life, acrylic by Jeannette Harris
Graphic above: Life, acrylic by Jeannette Harris

"And would it have been worth it, after all,
After the cups, the marmalade, the tea,
Among the porcelain, among some talk of you and me,
Would it have been worth while,
To have bitten off the matter with a smile,
To have squeezed the universe into a ball
To roll it toward some overwhelming question,
To say: 'I am Lazarus, come from the dead
Come back to tell you all, I shall tell you all'--
If one, settling a pillow by her head,
Should say: 'That is not what I meant at all.
That is not it, at all.'"
-- The Lovesong of J. Alfred Prufrock by T. S. Eliot

A Different Drummer

Fourth Quarter 2008
Third Quarter 2008
Fourth Quarter 2008
First Quarter 2008

Appalachian Home

by by Dr. Frances Lamberts
"Roosevelt and Obama: The Challenges We Face"

by Don Silvius

by Gwendoline Fortune

by Jeannette Harris

By Faith Alone

by Jeannette Harris

"Fundamentals of Faith"
"The Word"
"Merry Christmas 2007!"
"Happy 2008!" (Thanksgiving)

Country Calendar

"Field Report from the Appalachian Heartland -- High Country Ramblin' -- Completing the Circle"
"Travelin Mercies, Takin It To The Streets, Bringin It All Home, Just One Of Those Nights, And One Of Those Days"
"It's Raining Men, Hallelujah!"
"Apprension and Alchemy"

Country Reckoning

by Susan McCachren
"Ted The Veteran"

by Caroline Freedom
"Survival and Sustenance"

by Caroline Freedom
"Green Virgins Going Green"

by Frances Lamberts
"Winds of Change"

Distilled Spirits

by Dave Waldrop
Four Poems

by Gary Carden
"Past and Present"

by John Charles
"While Piloting Yourself"

by Jimmie R. Pennington
"The Homeplace Barn"

Chief Dragon, click for explication Winged Dragon, click for explication

mud, bits and pieces, shards
(Click on dragons for explication of symbolism)

"In a time of great global change, humanity is still relying on the old myth of survival and domination. We need a new myth, a new vision, a new definition of power and leadership. We must go away from the old model and toward one of creative cooperation on our small and threatened planet. The world needs women to imagine, define, and lead us toward a sane and sustainable culture. A culture of soul. A culture that values life more than war. People more than profits. And hope more than despair."
-- Johnetta Cole, author, educator and former president of both Spelman College and Bennett College for Women, quoted from Time For Our Power

Gas Lamps and Cobblestones

by James Brooks
"Compared to N.Y...."

by three letter writers
"Heritage Not Hate"

by Peng Zhen
"What I lived for"

by Martin Holsinger
"Inner Revolution"


by Wilson Roberts
"The Cold Dark Heart of the World (excerpt)"

by Gwendoline Fortune

by Wilson Roberts
"Mon Chambre"

by Dory Hudspeth
"It Began With A Kiss"

Holler Notes

by Wilson Roberts
"Driving Gap Creek Road"

by Gary Gerhart
"The Red House"

by Oona


by Wilson Roberts
"Another Broken Doll"


by Jeannette Harris
"How To Construct A Wholesome Environment"

by Jeannette Harris
"Mandala of each unique person/individual"

by Gary Carden
"The Lowly Gepson Weed"

Mountain Empire

by Dr. Gary Carden
"Remembering Lewis Green"

by Linda Duck
a perfect love poem

by Dr. Gary Carden

by Carolyn Moore
"A Wild Irish Rose"

Native Days

by Wilson Roberts
"Night at Chimney Cave"

by Gerald Price
"The end"

by Don Silvius
"Wake up!"

by James Owens
"Now" and "World"

Occasional Treats

by Caroline Ross
"Ya Gotta Laugh"

by Wilson Roberts
"The Serpent and the Hummingbird -- Part 2

by Wilson Roberts
"The Serpent and the Hummingbird -- Part I"

by Harold Janzen
Four Poems

Peaks of Utter

by Wilson Roberts
"On The Writing of the Novel"

by Gwendoline Fortune
"Cultural Facets"

Rivers Side

by Jeannette Harris
"Holiday Home"

by carol cooper
"Field of Dreams"

"They that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles."
-- Isaiah 40:31

"When I put a green, that doesn't signify grass; when I put a blue, that doesn't mean sky.... All my colours sing together, like a chord in music."
-- Henri-Emile-Benoit Matisse (1869-1964)

"This collective crisis is, of course, also reflected in individuals. A plague of dehumanization and despiritualization has descended upon us, with its symptomatic anxiety, depression, aggression, addictions, compulsive materialism and sociopathy. Humanity has truly gone insane, even to the point of committing planetcide, which is functional suicide. We are losing Eden. Egoic materialistic culture with its political and economic philosophies, its governments, corporations, institutional bureaucracies and false psychologies and religions is the metaphorical serpent."
-- "Deepening Stillness" by Bill Walz in Rapid River Magazine, April 2007

Rural Review

by Don Silvius
"Tequila -- A Review"

by Don Silvius
"Journey -- Revelation"

by Jeannette Harris, et al

by Gary Carden
"Grit and the Bizarre"

Rustic Refrain

by Jeannette Harris
"Dust to Dust"

by Gary Carden
"Williams Revisited"

by Jeannette Harris

by Scott Nicholson
"My Life in the War"

Mountain Menus

Main Courses ~ Side Dishes

Through the Looking Glass

by Jonathan D. Farley
"Palente, Siempre Palante"

Whole Woman

by Dr. Gwendoline Fortune
"Reflections on it ALL"

by Jeannette Harris
"The Man Of Her Dreams"

by Jeannette Harris

by Marian Coe Zipperlin
"Gifts to be Delivered"

Winding Road

by Don Silvius
"Happy Days Are Here Again!"

Word Preserve

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Original material A Country Rag, Inc. April 1996, 2009. All rights reserved.

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