Photo Challenge & Poem: Out of This World

You are right to be wary of us,
little mare. Your hooded eyes
dark and silent, you must be
concerned, yet your brows are
smooth. Not even a natural breeze
in your tail, still to your bones.

You betray nothing, no fear or
warmth. It’s easy to imagine you,
foal by your side, moving by day
over hard land. Surviving by
listening to your inner ancestors.
You’re right to keep their counsel.

This is complicated terrain, we’re
predators who ask you to yield
those instincts. To rein in your
wildness enough to share our life,
enough that we might find a lost
part of our own nature in yours.

Anna Blake at Infinity Farm
Horse Advocate, Author, Speaker, Equine Pro
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Out of this World

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0 thoughts on “Photo Challenge & Poem: Out of This World”

  1. You have a gift with words as well as horses Anna. I think I’ll pass this onto Pauline (I’m thinking this was inspired by her brumby) …. she’ll recognise all you’ve illustrated in your lovely observation ??

    • Yes, Anne, Thanks. It is her I’m thinking of, though I didn’t use her photos. She has stuck with me a bit, thanks for sharing it.

  2. Just beautiful Anna! I’d like to think it was inspired by Koko, the Kosciuszko Brumby you met least week. It rings true for every wild horse.

    • Yes, Pauline, every wild horse, but it is that mare that has pushed my fingers on the keys for this poem. She wrote it, really. Thanks.

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