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It's been said that a
picture is worth a thousand words...we know many that are worthy of a
poem or a song. In Art Spur, we invite poets and songwriters to let selections of Western art inspire their poetry
fortieth piece offered to "spur" the imagination is
a special Cowboy Poetry Week
Art Spur, a watercolor painting by
Don Dane, "Cowboy True, Thru and Thru."
The image is featured on the 2015 Cowboy Poetry Week poster.
The painting depicts Kansas
cowboy, ranch manager, and poet Jack "Trey" Allen,
from a reference photograph by Carol
Find more about the poster
Find the selected
poems below. Poets are invited to be inspired
by the art; a literal representation of the art is not expected.
© 2014, Don Dane,
"Cowboy True, Thru and Thru."
Don Dane is an award-winning artist, with a
particular focus on "cowboys, horses, and cattle." His
watercolor and pencil sketches