The flower-fed buffaloes of the spring
In the days of long ago,
Ranged where the locomotives sing
And the prarie flowers lie low:
The tossing, blooming, perfumed grass
Is swept away by wheat,
Wheels and wheels and wheels spin by
In the spring that still is sweet.
But the flower-fed buffaloes of the spring
Left us long ago,
They gore no more, they bellow no more:–
They trundle around the hills no more
With the Blackfeet lying low,
With the Pawnee lying low.
1) Look up 3 or 4 YouTube videos on the poem.
2) Select the best video and write a short commentary explaining your choice.
3) Write a paragraph analysing the differences between “Lament” and “The Flower fed Buffaloes” in their treatment of Nature.