Reviews Pt. II You've got to heal faster than those bastards can hurt you.
There is no rush here. This volume is a world without clocks. The sun, rain, moon and snow let you know
the time of day, the season, even the century. That having been said, be forewarned: the past will be
your constant companion, a shadow rider on the ridge that you couldn't outrun if you pushed'er hell bent
Chris Wall - singer/songwriter/poet - Driftwood, Texas
Centered in the plains of Oklahoma, this powerful collection of poetry by Ron Wallace invites us to his country
where red-tailed hawks circle a landscape made real by the grace of his writing that comes from
Billie Letts -
New York Times best selling author.
Ron Wallace's latest collection of poems, I Come From Cowboys... and Indians, may be his best yet, and
that's high praise. His poetry is highly visual, strongly sensual, celebrating the indomitable human spirit,
revering the land and evoking the past, teasing us to see the familiar in new ways.. I'll never again see a
field of hay bales on a sunny October morning without thinking of buffaloes"rolling in a herd of shaggy
thunder" as in "October Rising". An abstraction like the passage of time becomes both concrete and
poignant in "Horse Thief". And people? I never met his mother, but I have known and admired her in
"Mother's Day". Wallace's poetic voice is vivid, stirring and needed.
Novelist - Marion Moore Hill
Ron Wallace's poetry moves right into that soul space where music, love and the quiet secrets of the
world reside. Every poem is a journey of expansion, beauty and the affirmation of life.
singer/songwriter Brigitte London
Ron Wallace's newest book is threaded thickly with the history of Oklahomans as well as the history of
the tribal peoples of this great place. In this volume of poetry he offers the reader an opportunity to hear
the stories and share the histories of many people and many places, some that they may recognize as
they read. I can only hope you will enjoy this work as much as I have.
Chief Gregory E. Pyle
Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma
Ron Wallace is a storyteller in the finest sense of the word. I have never boarded a plane and visited
Oklahoma, but I have felt its dirt beneath my feet, have gloried in its landscapes, gazed in awe at eagles
and high-flying hawks, listened to tales of the Choctaw and Chickasaw and come to appreciate Ron's
deep love for his family, his heritage and his country. All of this, I have done through reading his poems.
Read them and you, too, will come to know and love this gentle cowboy, whose big heart overflows with
generosity and a deep passion for life.
Poet - Sarah Louise Yagi