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Horse Poems - 43

The favorite poem for 2003,
Forty-three Poems for Nico Wind,
is "Celebration: Birth of a Colt," by Linda Hogan.
 
It was very difficult to choose a favorite among these, for there are many quite marvelous poems.  I chose "Celebration: Birth of a Colt" by Linda Hogan, because of its sparce beauty.
 
Celebration: Birth of a Colt
 
When we reach the field
she is still eating
the heads of yellow flowers
and pollen has turned her whiskers
gold. Lady,
her stomach bulges out,
the ribs have grown wide.
We wiat, our bare feet dangling
in the horse trough,
warm water
where goldfish brush
our smooth ankles.
We wait
while the liquid breaks
down Lady's dark legs
and that slick wet colt
like a black tadpole
darts out
beginning at once
to sprout legs.
She licks it to its feet,
the membrane still there,
red,
transparent
the sun coming up shines through,
the sky turns bright with morning
and the land
with pollen blowing off the corn,
land that will always own us,
everywhere it is red.
 
Linda Hogan
 
from
Niatum, Duane, Ed. Harper's Anthology of 20th Century Native American Poetry.  San Francisco: Harper & Row.  1988.  (Source not listed, but this poem may have come from Hogan's book of poetry, Seeing Through the Sun.)

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43 HORSE POEMS FOR NICO WIND
 
1.  "At Galway Races" - Yeats, William Butler
 
2.  "At Night" - Hirshfield, Jane
 
3.  "The Blind Horses" - Lahey, Ed
 
4.  "Boot and Saddle" - Browning, Robert
 
5.  "The Boy" - Rilke, Rainer Maria
 
6.  "Boy Riding Forward Backward" - Francis, Robert
 
7.  "Brooks Too Wide . . . " - Brown, Pam
 
8.  "Bucked" - McCarriston, Linda
 
9.  "Celebration: Birth of a Colt" - Hogan, Linda
 
10.  "The Centaur" - Swenson, May
 
11.  "Comanche (The Brave Horse)" - David, John
 
12.  "Dropped Into Ether Acre" - Dickinson, Emily
 
13.  "The Face of the Horse" - Zabolotsky, Nikolai Alekseevich
 
14.  "Falling Stars" - Rilke, Rainer Marie
 
15.  "First Lesson" - Tate, James
 
16.  The Gourd Dancer" - Momaday, N. Scott
 
17.  "Handling the Colt" - Auld, Una
 
18.  "Horse" - Holthaus, Gary
 
19.  "The Horse" - Wright, James
 
20.  "Horses" - Muir, Edwin
 
21.  "Horses" (Excerpt) - Neruda, Pablo
 
22.  "I Ride an Old Paint" - Cowboy Song
 
23.  "Ice Horses" - Harjo, Joy
 
24.  "If One Induces . . . " - Xenophon
 
25.  "Imperiously He Leaps" (from Venus and Adonis) - Shakespeare, William
 
26.  "Listen" - cummings e e
 
27.  "Mazeppa" (from) - Byron, Lord
 
28.  "Morning Work-out" - Deutsch, Babete
 
29.  "The Old Brown Horse" - W. K. Holmes
 
30.  "Pam Brown" - Author Unknown
 
31.  "Rain Mare" - Saiz, Prospero
 
32.  "Roll a Rock Down" - Knibbs, Henry Herbert
 
33.  "Secrets" - Ivy, Robin
 
34.  "The Skull of the Horse" - McGrath, Thomas
 
35.  "Sleeping on Horseback" - Po Chu-I
 
36.  "Song of the Horse II" (2) - see Densmore, Francis
 
37.  "This is a Poem I Wrote at Night, Before the Dawn" - Schwartz, Delmore
 
38.  "To Ride or Not to Ride?" - Anonymous
 
39.  "Trying to Write" - Smart, Elizabeth
 
40.  "The Visit" - Petic, Zorika
 
41.  "The Way Through the Woods" - Kipling, Rudyard
 
42.  "Wild Horses" - Holthaus, Gary
 
43.  "Wounds - for Paul Zarzyski" - The Traveler
 
 
 
 

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