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A Stroll In The Meadow
by Annabel Sheila

Sunday, May 16, 2010
Rated "G" by the Author.
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Horses truly are magnificant creatures. A few years ago I was privy to seeing one run freely in a beautiful green meadow. This poem came out of that experience....

 

He’s part of the meadow
As he dances to the music of the wind,
His flawless gait perfection!
Silky mane flying wildly in the breeze,
His brilliant auburn coat shimmers
Against a canvas of color
Only Nature could fashion!
Suddenly he stops nearby,
And I am completely captivated
By this truly magnificent creature!
In his dark eyes – great wisdom,
He is cautious, yet confident.
Watching me, he chortles softly
Nibbling on tender shoots of grass
Laid before him like a banquet!
An ancient cedar fence surrounds him,
Yet he is not restricted,
His spirit is as free as the wind,
I can see it in his eyes!
The rapid click of my camera
Piques his curiosity, but
He keeps his distance.
I am humbled as our eyes connect!
The sounds of nature all around me
Are suddenly stilled, and I hear
Only the beating of my own heart
As the regal horse approaches the fence.
His stare never wavers, his head held high
He whinnies and stomps one hoof,
Inching ever forward.
Uncertainty niggles; anxiety rises;
But I am riveted to the spot!
With a soft sigh, his warm breath
Caresses my face,
The scent of sweet clover
Like a perfumed whisper!
My long auburn hair, caught in the breeze
Gently brushes against his face,
And he steps back a little.
Then I feel the earth tremble beneath my feet,
Another horse approaches.
Her rounded belly tells a beautiful story,
And he takes one last look at me
Before assuming his place beside his mate
Where they stand together, as if posing.
A few more clicks of my camera,
And they gallop off into the distant meadow,
Blending into the breathtaking scene before me!
With a smile on my face, and a warm feeling inside,
I move away from the worn wooden fence
And continue my stroll in the meadow
Aglow in the wonder of Nature’s splendour.
 

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Reviewed by JMS Bell 6/5/2010
THIS IS ONE DYNAMIC WORK...THE IMAGERY IS SO VIVID. I WAS THERE WITH YOU, ANNABEL, AND I REVELED OF THIS WONDERFUL 'PORTRAIT' THAT I BECAME A PART OF. THIS IS A KEEPER AND I DO THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR SHARING YOUR 'GIFT' THROUGH THIS MOST UNIQUE OFFERING. GOD BLESS AND LOVE, JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS
Reviewed by Sheri Uy 5/17/2010
Hi Anna, your words give away such vivid imagination that you have, a tender recollection of two amazing creations, each breathe with vibrant life. Horses and Nature. A wonderful, beautiful experience. Thank you for sharing. Peace and love in Christ.

Hugs,
Sheri
Reviewed by Dayvid Graybill 5/17/2010
You have a wonderful way of putting words to this experience! Words of both tenderness and power.

Peace,
Dayvid
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 5/17/2010
A marvelous Ode to the Horse, and to Nature.
Reviewed by Patrick Granfors 5/16/2010
Very satisfying recollection. Next time bring carrots. Patrick
Reviewed by Daniel Keith 5/16/2010
Your words draw a picture and captivate the reader. Wonderful poem Annabel. May God bless you every day of your life.

Daniel
Reviewed by Christine Alwin 5/16/2010
ah takes me back to the fields out west when I was alway in awe with the wild horses running free,,,beautiful Anna,,what a picture you painted~
Reviewed by Maggie Elizabeth (Reader) 5/16/2010
Absolutely spellbinding. I was holding my breath as he approached you.
Wow.
Gorgeous!!!
Maggie
Reviewed by Mark Lichterman 5/16/2010
What a picture covering all senses. I see the meadow. I not only see the meadow but sense the scent of the meadow. I see, not only the horse but the descriptive beauty, the strenght of the horse and feel "the soft sigh of his warm breath," as it ruffles my hair. Beautifully drawn, Annabel.
Your friend, Mark



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