Like a mirrored reflection
they stand face-to-face
and my eyes see sublime symmetry
a beauteous moment reveals itself
as the yearlings stare at one another
sister and brother
I see in them cherished memories
of a precious heritage, antiquities,
the famous Lipizzaners of Vienna,
dancing in the courtyard of royalty.
~Passage, et le pirouette~
Mature white horses dancing elegantly.
But as youngsters dressed in browns and beige
they frolic and play all day,
strengthening sinews, muscles and bones
with which to some day carry a rider
into an arena, to dance and sway
The Spanish Riding School way.
But for today, they play
as carefree yearlings
And these eyes see