Two More Poems…Actually ThreePosted: April 16, 2015
I read two more poems and had them videoed for April Anarchy. The first one was “Horse” by Louise Glück. Click here to watch the video. You’ll get a live view of Foxie and Smokey in the pasture.
The second poem was “Morning Swim” by Maxine Kumin, my horse-loving friend. Click here to view that video. Sorry, there’s no horses in that video, but I did have wet hair. 🙂
And for good measure…here’s a poem of my own, written a few weeks ago, before the horses came:
I Hear It In The Wind
A barn that has stood empty far too long
calls my name. I hear it as the wind fingers
new leaves and fescue rises green
in the pasture. I throw open
stall doors, sweep debris from the aisle
as my daughter brushes cobwebs
from oak boards. We dream together
of horses trotting in from the field,
forelocks flung across wide blazes,
ears pricked in our direction.
I feel new life in my fifty-four-year-old
bones this spring. She is ready
to toss her mane against a crystal blue sky,
prance with joy.