With the annual Durango Cowboy Poetry Gathering taking place, The Telegraph asked folks to try their hand at some Western verse.

“A horse, a cow, a gun - I’m a cowboy.”
– Joe Booth


“A cowboy, with stirrups and skinny jeans.”
– Crystal Bedwell

“Cowboy – a lot spoken with few words.”

– Parker Whitehead




“Mama's got a gun in the truck.”
– John Currie



“A man of the land, simple in his needs, soft with his touch, a good man to have at hand.”
– Ben Gross


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January 26, 2024
Paper chase

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January 11, 2024
High and dry

New state climate report projects continued warming, declining streamflows