Blue Horse Dreams

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Horses by Beverly Dyer

 

In my dream world, the blue horses graze

unfettered, untethered from human concerns

to gallop and whinny, to live unfazed

while munching sweet grasses in delicate turns

 

unfettered, untethered from human concerns,

they prance and gallop and meander

while munching sweet grasses. In delicate turns,

they wander–and speak with great candor

 

as they prance and gallop and meander

over fields so flowered and lush.

They wander, and speak with great candor

with never a blush, though they rush

 

sometimes, because life’s a delight—

to gallop and whinny, to live unfazed

by human drama. They live in golden light

in my dream world. . . here, the blue horses graze.

 

Mish has asked us to use the work of artist Beverly Dyer for our poem dVerse Poetics. How could I resist blue horses? This is a pantoum. . .because I haven’t written one in a while, so why not?

 

65 thoughts on “Blue Horse Dreams

  1. This reminds me of the horses that still live on the Outer Banks, descendants of the horses brought by the Spaniards in the 1600s. Great write.

  2. I was hoping someone would choose this particular piece as I believe it is one of her most recent. Your pantoum is so calming and surreal, like the horses you describe. What a special place this would be, in the golden light with blue horses….aww.

  3. I hoped that someone would choose the blue horses, they are so dreamy and restful. I love that you describe them as ‘unfettered, untethered from human concerns’. A peaceful pantoum, Merril.

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