Girl and Horse

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Horse Poems

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Girl and Horse

You are younger than I am, you are
someone I never knew, you stand
under a tree, your face half-shadowed,
holding the horse by its bridle

Why do you smile? Can't you
see the apple blossoms falling around
you, snow, sun, snow, listen, the three
dries and is being burnt, the wind

is bending, your body, your face
ripples like the water where did you go
But no, you stand there exactly
the same, you can't hear me forty

years ago you were caught by light
and fixed in that secret
place where we live, where we believe
nothing can change, grow older.

 

(On the other side

of the picture, the instant
us over, the shadow
of the tree has moved. You wave they turn and ride
out of sight through the vanished
orchard, still smiling
as though you did not notice)

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