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To Drink the Wind (my horse poem)

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X Angel
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0 posted 11-18-1999 08:52 PM       View Profile for X Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for X Angel

To Drink The Wind

Night is falling
Moon gently moving across velvet sky
As it casts shadows and soft light upon us
It's just you and I
The earth rises up to meet us
Wind swirling over us
As we leave dust and leaves in our wake
Pounding across the sleeping earth
Hooves flying
Haunches churning
Mane stinging my eyes
The blood pulses through me like liquid fire
Adrenaline rushing through my veins as we hit top speed
I'd give anything to be you
Though I know I'll never be
So, I resign myself to a two footed fate
As I borrow your speed
And mimic your grace
Leaning forward into your stride
My body one with yours
Moon shining full upon us
The only sounds are you and I, and the crisp autumn leaves
Together as one

You and I

You
Grace, beauty, and speed

I
A mere mortal, tormented and despaired

Yet for those brief moments
When we become one
I breathe you
I feel you
I am you

A mighty force of muscle and bone
Unstoppable and free
The wind catches my breath in a gust
Drying my tears in it's wake
Troubles lost in a whirl of hoof, mane, and muscle
Together we drink the wind
My spirit is revived
My soul is renewed
My mind awakened from it's slumber
Together
We are one

This is dedicated to my beautiful buckskin quarter horse mare, who gives her all, and loves me so faithfully.




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"The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams."
~Eleanor Roosevelt~
© Copyright 1999 Heather Walters - All Rights Reserved
Denise
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1 posted 11-18-1999 09:13 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Once again, I am left breathless by your magnificent verse. Simply beautiful. I always wondered what it felt like to go horseback riding. Now I know. Thank you for such a wonderful adventure!

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Denise

Lynn
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2 posted 11-18-1999 11:23 PM       View Profile for Lynn   Email Lynn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lynn


X Angel...Gracefully beautiful. I loved it. I felt like I was on the horse, riding wild and free.
hoot_owl_rn
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3 posted 11-18-1999 11:32 PM       View Profile for hoot_owl_rn   Email hoot_owl_rn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit hoot_owl_rn's Home Page   View IP for hoot_owl_rn

This is excellent, the imagery wonderful, the flow great

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Alis volat propriis
(She flies with her own wings)

Nan
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4 posted 11-18-1999 11:58 PM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

Neato....
Balladeer
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5 posted 11-19-1999 12:05 AM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Breathtaking as always, m'lady.

Nan, is that Mr. Ed?
Nan
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6 posted 11-19-1999 06:59 AM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

"A horse is a horse, a horse, of course, and no one can talk to a horse of course - unless of course the horse - is the famous.... Miracle"

Hehe....
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7 posted 11-19-1999 10:06 AM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

My last horseback ride ended in me being airborne... and in spite of the ample padding I carry on my rear, my lower back was fractured.... But I remember tearing through the woods, flat against my horse's back to avoid being swept off by branches, bursting into a meadow and fast becoming faster... Thanks for those memories... *S*
Seymour Tabin
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8 posted 11-19-1999 10:22 AM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

X Angel,
A wonderful poem
Half dream half ride
Part real part pride.
A wonderful poem.
Pepper
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Excellent poem X Angel! Thanks for the ride......

btw.....liked the choice of title here!

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