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Horse Poems - 44

The favorite poem for 2004,
Forty-Four Poems for Nico Wind,
is "Wind on the Island," by Pablo Neruda.
 
This year, for some reason, was a challenge as far as finding really great poems was concerned -  but then, all of a sudden, they just appeared, and so all was well.  My favorite poem for this year was "Wind on the Island" by Pablo Neruda.
 
 
Wind on the Island
 
The wind is a horse:
hear how he runs
through the sea, through the sky.

He wants to take me: listen
how he roves the world
to take me far away.

Hide me in your arms
just for this night,
while the rain breaks
against sea and earth
its innumerable mouth.

Listen how the wind
calls to me galloping
to take me far away.

With your brow on my brow,
with your mouth on my mouth,
our bodies tied
to the love that consumes us,
let the wind pass
and not take me away.

Let the wind rush
crowned with foam,
let it call to me and seek me
galloping in the shadow,
while I, sunk
beneath your big eyes,
just for this night
shall rest, my love.
 
Pablo Neruda
 
 

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1.   All in Green Went My Love Riding - e.e. Cummings

 

2.   Billy the Kid - N. Scott Momaday

 

3.   Blue Cloud Rides Horses - Edgar Silex

 

4.   Circus Postered Barn, The - Elizabeth Coatsworth

 

5.   Dandy Darling - B.K. England

 

6.   Dark Horse - Karen Braucher

 

7.   Dreams of Wild Horses - Sherry Baumann

 

8.   Empty Nest - B. K. England

 

9.   Excrement Poem - Maxine Kumin

 

10. Hay for the Horses - Gary Snider

 

11. Hooves of the Horses - Will H. Ogilvie

 

12. Horse Fly, A - Liam Wilkerson

 

13. Horse That Died of Shame, The - N. Scott Momaday

 

14. Horse Whisperer, The - Susan Dane

 

15. Horse's Prayer, A - Anonymous

 

16. I Had Gone Broke - J. V. Cunningham

 

17. Light Morning of the Soul - Tamara Jenkinson

 

18. Listen - Debra Coppinger Hill

 

19. Madrigal Written Winter - Pablo Neruda

 

20. Mare, The - Vernon Watkins

 

21. Medicine of Yellow Horse, The - Summer Breeze

 

22. Melodious Medicine - Snowqueen (Online Pseudonym)

 

23. Morning Travel - Kuan Hsiu

 

24. Muddy Horses Shield - N. Scott Momaday

 

25. On the Difficulty of Learning Chinese - Cliff Yates

 

26. Pale Horse - Robert Wynne

 

27. Parnassus - Kenneth Rosen

 

28. Plainview: 2 - N. Scott Momaday

 

29. Ridin' - Linda Bark'karie

 

30. Riding Lesson - Henry Taylor

 

31. Runnin’ Wild Horses - Baxter Black

 

32. Shoein' Pigeye - Baxter Black

 

33. Song for Astrid, A:  William Carlos William's Horse - Mary Herbert

 

34. Spirit Horse, The - James Doyle

 

35. Terrible - Lawrence Ferlinghetti

 

36. To be a Horse - Jan Oskar Hansen

 

37. Under the Border Fortress - Wang Changling

 

38. Undertaker's Horse - Rudyard Kippling

 

39. Weather - May Swenson

 

40. Where Horses Reign - Clark Crouch

 

41. White Horse - Barbara Field

 

42. Why Brownlee Left - Paul Muldoon

 

43. Wild Horses - Mick Jagger and Keith Richards

 

44. Wind on the Island - Pablo Neruda

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