This is a document from the Charles B. Moore Collection. It is an undated poem. The author is unidentified, but the handwriting appears to belong to Charles B. Moore. In this poem, the poet details his deep-seated affection for living in the prairie lands of Texas, but realizes he has given up much of his ties to family and friends because of his home in the country. He describes what he and his family would see as they traveled the prairie together; all the flora and fauna of the Texas pastureland.
The poem mentions stabbing or shooting someone's wife, the husband feeling justified in his actions. The husband is charged with the crime and says the he did it, but he did not exaggerate it. On the other side, it talks of a legend and how it affects the people there. He talks of spurs. On October 12, a tree fell down and they tried to move it. He mentions a year ago on the 12th he was going through Memphis.
The author is on the Texas frontier alone, without his wife?, he enjoys the landscape and his neighbors. He speaks of the things he sees on a horse ride: herds of cattle, horses, eating steak and enjoying the rising moon and coming home.
The author's health has returned. He mentions how fair the girls are, the members of church and how they hate each other. Brother Will was blaming Sister Sober because he didn't like her. On the flip side, he says that he has been there for a month, and he ate some bad wheat and then he got a fever. Afterwards he got better because his landlord took care of him. But he owes the doctor eight dollars. The author mentions hunting for deer to make new clothes: pants, a vest, and a coat. And with these clothes he will be able to handle any cold weather in Texas. He then goes to Paris and wants to meet up with Henry Moore and John. On the other side he mentions that he has gained weight and looks like a bear. His friend Browning's brother got a fever.
The document is a poem from the Charles B. Moore Collection. The poem details the life and death of a man and a woman. It describes the reactions of society for each of the deaths; one a memorialization of life, the other a celebration of death. The poem's author is unidentified and the document is undated.
The document includes two poems from the Charles B. Moore Collection. The first poem details a man's journey through life. It alludes to confronting one's fears and facing one's mortality. This poem is written on the first three pages of the document. The ending to this poem is on the last page of the document on the bottom of the page. The second poem is on the last page of the document at the top of the page. It was written for and is about Mary Ann Moore. The document is undated.
This is a poem from the Charles B. Moore Collection. The poem's subject is Bill Weaver who does not practice religion. The poet used the verses to discuss the gravity of sin on the human soul and how repentance would be a blessing for those who do not believe. It is undated and the poet is unidentified.
This document includes two poems from the Charles B. Moore Collection. The first poem details the immensity of nature and how minute one feels compared to the lightning strikes in a thunderstorm. The second poem is about the author's mother. It notes the happy memories of youth spent with their mother and how her health has declined. The final line of this poem is solemn. It details that the author's mother is succumbing to a disease that is taking her life.
The following document includes four poems from the Charles B. Moore Collection. The first two poems are on the front of the page and are written in pen. One of the poems is titled "Afton Water." The poem is a handwritten copy of Robert Burns' "Sweet Afton." It details the environment that surrounds the River Afton in Scotland. The second poem of the front page is untitled. It discusses how one's decisions define the life one leads. The back of the document has two poems written in pencil. The first one is unintelligible. The second is untitled and is about love. There is also some calculations on the back page. The document is undated.