"She never tired of the mornings and the evenings here,
the soft lights, the changing colours of sunlight and cloud
upon the hills, the stirring of wind in the grass. Out
here there was no escaping the sky or the plains, and
Evie, knew that until she came west she had never
really known distance."
by Louis L'amour
"The world had passed something in space
and was alone again. Sunset came on.
People lay down, and the birds forgot
as they sleepily clucked and slept, close
on boughs, as well hidden as could be
in the air again clear, sharp, and cold."
from Space Country
by William Stafford