Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Second Thoughts



Magnificent Photo by Peggy Goetz

I,
have tasted the wind
And pounded wild grass
Into submission
And heard a frisky mare
Next to my pen
While finishing my oats ration
You think you want to
Saddle me?
Think again...

This is offered up for the prompt from Poetry Jam poetryjaam.blogspot.com, where Peggy asks us to write from an animal's point of view and provided this photo that inspired me on the spot! Thank you Peggy :-)

47 comments:

  1. Ah, Sara...I like the character you have given this horse. Some horses (and people?) are not meant to be tamed!

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    1. Hi Mary!! As usual you are spot on! I love that comment and I loved your poem :-)

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  2. run free wild horse....i know the desire not to be saddled ...i like how that plays against the pounded into submission up front...

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    1. Hi Brian!! Glad you liked that line about the wild grass--that one made me smile :-)

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  3. I love what you did from my photo! You have given this horse a wonderful spirit. Thank you!

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    1. Hi Peggy!! Thank you so much for this fantastic shot, it really spoke to me--love horses and there is so much expression in that look :-)

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  4. It will be tough saddling again ... let it run free :-)

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    1. Hi Speck!! Definitely, love to see horses run :-)

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  5. I love it! That IS a strikingly beautiful photo, isnt it? I love a feisty horse.

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    1. Hi Sherry!! So nice to see you. It is a striking photo, struck my muse right in the heart...I love a feisty horse too, used to love to be on them, now love to watch them run :-)

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  6. Ha ha. And this is when they run away with tail up (until they see the carrot in your hand :)

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    1. Hi Margaret!! I was thinking of visiting to tell you about this and here you are! That is a perfect horseperson's comment--that tail flying--love that!! with the side note about the carrot--"huh? oh I didn't really mean to run, I'm coming back now..." Thank you for the visit and the smiles--actually I laughed out loud :-)

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  7. I actually love the first 3 lines ~ Yes, some horses aren't meant to be saddled ~

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    1. Hi Grace!! I completely agree, watching them is all I need. :-)

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  8. Love that photo and your words are perfect! Love how the opening

    'I,
    have tasted the wind
    And pounded wild grass
    Into submission'

    decries majesty and then makes the dare at the close. You captured the spirit well Sara!

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    1. Hi Jennifer!! Thank you so much--I was also trying to make a little play on words there by separating the "I" with the eye of the horse...Very much enjoyed your poem about the red-winged blackbird too :-)

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  9. You captured the attitude, the emotion of this great beast beautifully. Think again! Love it.

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    1. Hi Helen!! Thank you so much! I really enjoyed writing this too:-)

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  10. Beautiful, Sara. I adore horses, and I just love this.
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    1. Hi De!! Wonderful to see you-thought you might like this one :-)

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  11. Ah yes, to be free like a wild horse, that would be dreamy! Lovely take on the prompt :)

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    1. Hi Loredana!! You just reminded me of something I hadn't thought about in a million years-used to pretend to be horses in grammar school! How funny :-) Thank you for the laugh!

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  12. This left me laughing. Horses to have a mind of their own. Love the photo with this. Peggy's photography is amazing.

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    1. Hi Judy!! That's wonderful :-) Horses definitely have a mind of their own. And Peggy is amazing!

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    1. Hi Fireblossom!! Welcome! Thank you so much for the visit :-) That's how he looks to me--appreciate the compliment on the title too, it took me awhile to come up with that--

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  14. Ha, I do appreciate a feisty spirit! Excellent.

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    1. Hi Dave!! Me too, thank you very much:-)

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  15. Reading your title and looking into the horse's eye in that picture would give me second thoughts!

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    1. Hi Robyn!! Horses eyes are so expressive aren't they? One of the things I love about them:-)

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  16. Every time I ride a horse I feel like they are letting me be in control. There are those horses that even when trained the same way, will still do whatever they want. I love their spirit! :)

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    1. Hi Rachel!! That is the appeal, isn't it? Jockeys put their lives on the line every day just for that sense of power. They have amazing spirits:-)

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  17. I wonder what "it" would have made of the recent horsemeat scare in the UK! :-) Answers on a postcard, please!

    Greetings from London.

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    1. Hi Cuban!! I'll be over in a few :-)

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    1. Hi!! Welcome :-) Thank you very much for the visit and kind words!

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  19. i love the attitude here, Sara! the perfect complement to the photograph and a very clever title! Fabulous!

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    1. Hi Dani!!! Thank you very much-love jamming with you at PJ:-)

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    1. Hi Gail!! Welcome, and thank you very much for your kind words :-)

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  22. Sara, my sister has horses (she says they own HER) and would agree with every single word of this. Very nice and quite thorough poem "from the horse's mouth"! Loved it and will send link to my sister. We used to call her "horsie girl."
    Brava! Amy

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    1. Hi Amy! My friends with horses would say the same:-) My family called me the same thing. In the car I was really annoying, always exclaiming and pointing out every horse we drove by...thank you for sharing!
      Love ya :-)

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  23. You had me at "I have tasted the wind..." Lovely poem!1

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Your words are wonderful! Thanks for popping in--I'll be over in a snap!