Photo Challenge & Poem: Rounded

The whorl beneath a forelock. The 
velvet comma nostrils. The curve 
of a neck, the serpentine of a 
spine. That soft S-shaped swing 
of a tail, as hooves stride on by.

The greeting from an intelligence 
that encompasses its entire equine 
body. The arc of a friendship. The 
swell of affection. The initiation 
of a spiral that begins as a light

caressing curve and ever so gradually 
comes around in loops smaller and 
ever smaller, binding tighter and 
deeper, until there is just one life. 
A life that circumscribes the Infinite.
Anna Blake at Infinity Farm
Horse Advocate, Author, Speaker, Equine Pro
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(WordPress Photo Challenge is a weekly prompt to share a photo–I enjoy twisting these macro prompts to share our micro life here on the Colorado prairie. I take these photos with my phone, on my farm. And then I write a poem. No psych, definitely not high-tech.)


27 thoughts on “Photo Challenge & Poem: Rounded

      1. I’m thinking the hook is a bit like an illicit substance as it is impossible to explain to those who haven’t experienced it? You always manage to translate appropriately.

  1. Sharon Amestoy

    Such perfect words for this sensual image..all of the elements to fall in love with this magical creature.

  2. eremophila

    So beautiful….. sigh…..and yes help from beyond… are the bridge, the translator for us mere humans.

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  4. Candi Russell

    How do you do this??? I hold my breath as I read and with each image, my chest releases into a long breathing whoosh…crazy

  5. MaryAnn McKenzie

    Well, you may have surpassed yourself with this one.

    Hope you are well and looks like you are!

    Mary Ann


  6. Lor in PA

    Arches and arcs have always pleased my eye greatly. It all begins to make sense now.

    I love this poem beyond words.

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