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Cowboy poetry captures the rhythm of horses hooves on the trail. -- Attributed: Badger Clark
Cowboys of the mid-1800s, most uneducated, wrote as they rode, capturing the rhythm of the trail, pacing themselves with consistent meter, and using end rhymes to assist in remembering their poems.
Real cowboy poetry has consistent meter (as in the traditional ballad) and true rhymes (as love/dove). -- Clark Crouch
To call a free form poem a Cowboy Poem is like calling a quatrain a Sonnet! -- Clark Crouch
When Badger Clark was appointed the first Poet Laureate of South Dakota, he sent the Governor a thank you signed "Your Poet Lariat."