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On Barefooting in Cold Weather

I haven’t shown a poem in a while, but that’s mainly because I really haven’t come across many. But today I have a brand new one by fellow barefooter Chris Billings. He’s from near San Antonio, where you’d think it does get all that cold.

That just means that when it does cool off, the people there are even more aghast at seeing somebody barefoot.

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The Barefoot Boy, Modernized

Last week we heard the story about the Children in a Democracy report cover that was torn off because it depicted 3 barefoot children on their way to school, and the government offical thought that reflected badly on the United States.

In one of the newspapers of the time there appeared a poem that mocked that decision.

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Barefoot Days

I haven’t done a poem for a while.

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The Barefoot Trail

Quite a while back I showed you a poem from 1907 by Edwin L. Sabin called The Barefoot Trail. There’s also a song with the same name (different words, completely different tune) from 1920, sung by the famous Irish Tenor, John McCormack.

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Barefoot Boy

Back in the late 1800s/early 1900s, barefoot boys were the epitome of freedom, and it seems every poet (or would-be poet) ended up writing such a poem.

Here’s another one.

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Barefoot Girl

We’re all (I presume) familiar with John Greenleaf Whittier’s classic poem “Barefoot Boy“.

Do you think maybe I could find a poem about a barefoot girl?

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Another “Barefoot Boy”

It seems there are a few folks who want to claim to be John Greenleaf Whittier’s “Barefoot Boy”. One of those was Hans Peter Bertelsen.

Add to that Francis D. Marston.

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