In nature

Two chestnut horses beneath a Blackthorn tree

their perfect forms against the sky,

we stopped and watched incuriously

as they no doubt did you and I,

their breathing heavy, their eyes afire,

alert with every sinew flexed,

did spark in us our bright desire

to follow that which we know best.

2 thoughts on “In nature

  1. What I really enjoy about this piece, besides its formal perfection and brevity, is the ambiguity of narrator in the last four lines. Who is speaking here, the horses or the couple? Don’t answer, David! For I believe that it is both.



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