I try to keep blegs to a minimum but your help would be much appreciated on this. I'm hoping to help a photographer friend that is pulling together some photos of Native American ruins, rustic barns, etc. in a 'vanishing America' type of album. She would love to pair poems, or parts of poems, or quotes from novels (if appropriate), that tie in nicely with the photos. (Now that I'm looking, I even find a book that has a similar approach solely on barns).
Poetry is definitely not my strength but I'm finding a few here and there. Stephen Pentz's wonderful blog First Known When Lost has been helpful (even though he doesn't realize it!). While I search for more examples, I would appreciate any pointers toward poems, poets, or excerpts that capture the "vanishing America" feel. And trust me, blindingly obvious (to you) examples, like say Whitman, may not be blindingly obvious to me. All help is greatly appreciated!