Photo Challenge & Poem: Rounded


The whorl beneath a forelock, the
velvet comma nostrils, the curve
of a neck, the serpentine of a spine,
the easy s-shaped swing of a tail,

as hooves stride on by. A rolling
nicker rising from within, 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 all loose ends are joined, amen.

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.)



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

  2. Some of the things you are writing these days, so incredibly beautiful!! Surprising yourself? 🙂 DrP

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

    • Nov. 1 and 2 at Salud Equestrian in Spring Branch, Texas. If you click the “contact me” at the top of the page, I can give you an email address. Thanks.

  4. 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. Well, you may have surpassed yourself with this one.

    Hope you are well and looks like you are!

    Mary Ann


  6. 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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