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X Angel
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since 1999-11-07
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0 posted 2000-06-19 12:47 PM

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 rising up to meet us
wind rushing over us
as dust and leaves swirl in our wake

pounding across the sleeping earth
hooves flying
haunches churning
mane stinging my eyes
the blood pulsing through my veins like liquid fire
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

grace, beauty, and speed

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 catching my breath in a gust
drying my tears in its wake
troubles lost in a whirl of hoof, mane, and sinew

together we drink the wind
my spirit is revived
my soul is renewed
my mind awakened from its slumber

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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"Our life, exempt from public haunt, finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks, sermons in stones, and good in everything."
--William Shakespeare

[This message has been edited by X Angel (edited 06-19-2000).]

© Copyright 2000 Heather Walters - All Rights Reserved
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since 1999-05-20
Posts 21191
Cape Cod Massachusetts USA
1 posted 2000-06-19 12:58 PM

Gee.... I really like this poem - It seems like an eternity since I've seen it...
Janet Marie
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since 2000-01-22
Posts 18554

2 posted 2000-06-19 03:35 PM

the title caught my eye..
and as i read on i realized
what you were so eloquently describing..
I too adore this feeling of horse beneath me..
it is an amazing feeling of freedom and
a very special bond and trust...
you decribed it perfectly for those who have never had the pleasure.
great work

Poet deVine
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since 1999-05-26
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Hurricane Alley
3 posted 2000-06-20 03:47 PM

Love this one!  
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since 1999-06-05
Posts 596
Callington, Cornwall, England
4 posted 2000-06-20 06:35 PM

The power of your words and the power of your horse compliment each other perfectly.
Beautiful work Heather.


"We are the music makers and we are the makers of dreams." - Willy Wonka.

JOY 14
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since 1999-09-22
Posts 1419
Wisconsin USA
5 posted 2000-06-21 02:24 PM

I haven't seen this before.  Glad I caught it here.  One of my favorites of yours for sure!


since 2000-04-16
Posts 414
Apex (think raleigh) NC
6 posted 2000-06-22 12:01 PM

yep.  we horse people, we're all insane like that    thanx for the read

luv Elyse

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Posts 7855

7 posted 2000-06-22 12:37 PM

Wow.... Tell me, have you ever written a bad poem? If you have, don't tell me. I'd rather live this lie.  


Novacaine For The Soul
since 2000-05-26
Posts 122
New Orleans
8 posted 2000-06-22 01:04 AM

dear x angel,
     this is a magnificent vision of the melding of man and nature... an absolutely thrilling poetic ride...

a sad tomato

ellie LeJeune
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since 2000-01-10
Posts 4156
King of Prussia, PA USA
9 posted 2000-06-22 02:14 AM

Wonderful, the way you describe this oneness is so real that I felt that I was
experiencing it too.

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since 2000-02-14
Posts 685
10 posted 2000-06-22 07:07 AM

"together we drink the wind.."

I loved it........


Never be a carbon copy of anybody...make your own impressions. - ANON.

X Angel
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since 1999-11-07
Posts 1521
11 posted 2000-06-23 10:05 AM

Nan...ya nut! It has been an eternity...dis was the lost poem  .

Janet..thank you, I love to ride in the fall, my fave time to experience nature ala horseback *wink*

Sharon..thanks sweets!

Eric, ooooh thanks...powerful words was a very nice thing to say!

Awww shucks Joy! *blush*

Elyse we are! We are!

Mike...I have never....oh I can't do it...even X Angels aren't s'posed to lie!
Thanks so much tho' your kind reply made my day!

Nov...thanks! I was aiming for thrilling!

ellie...oneness too! I was aiming fer that too! (doing a lil dance around my computer!...doesn't matter, all my friends and family think I am nuts *wink*)

CM...thanks ever so much, I love making people feel something  

thanks all


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since 1999-12-27
Posts 3263

12 posted 2000-06-23 10:48 AM

A splendid piece of writing, Heather. I don't have horses of my own, but I do especially love to ride in the fall of the year, though any other time is wonderful, too.  

~ Claire

Could a greater miracle take place than for us to look through each other's eyes for an instant?......Henry David Thoreau

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since 1999-10-08
Posts 3544
The Hague, The Netherlands
13 posted 2000-06-28 03:45 PM

Beautiful XAngel. My daughter loves horses and would have described it just like that (if she could LOL)
doreen peri
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Posts 3812
14 posted 2000-06-29 12:32 PM

GREAT lines here, heather...

"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"


grace, beauty, and speed

a mere mortal, tormented and despaired"


"together we drink the wind"

The whole thing is pretty darn awesome, y'know??? can't not vote for this!

A powerful piece of poetry... truly fine!

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since 1999-11-05
Posts 1359
15 posted 2000-07-14 12:12 PM

doreen said it all heather .. and, again, sorry to be sooo slow


Kit McCallum
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since 2000-04-30
Posts 14774
Ontario, Canada
16 posted 2000-07-14 08:06 PM

Oh, what a wonderful ride XAngel!  I could feel the wind in my face while reading ... beautiful!

Best wishes,

Senior Member
since 2000-02-02
Posts 664
17 posted 2000-07-14 11:15 PM

very well captured..and the title intrigued me too lovely work!

If all was light...then I would have never learnt the dark...from which such truth evolves
from which evolves the light...
Avanti Rao

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since 1999-07-17
Posts 7704

18 posted 2000-07-15 01:37 AM



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Posts 2462

19 posted 2000-07-15 06:23 PM

well written... enjoyed.
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20 posted 2000-07-15 08:51 PM

Very beautiful, Heather! I was there with you!


Marge Tindal
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since 1999-11-06
Posts 42384
Florida's Foreverly Shores
21 posted 2000-07-15 08:56 PM

I could feel the swiftness of the ride.
Astride the greatest animal on this earth.
At one with the wind -

~*The pen of the poet never runs out of ink, as long as we breathe.*~

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since 1999-06-05
Posts 25505
Ft. Lauderdale, Fl USA
22 posted 2000-07-15 11:05 PM

Uh, would you settle for an old gray mare? I ain't what I used to be  


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since 2000-04-22
Posts 1014

23 posted 2000-08-06 10:20 AM

I am but a horsefly landing on the vote button!
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