Sunday, 29 January 2012

Three Horses in the Cold by Lori Lipsky

There stood three geldings strong
Side by side
Near the fence—
We paused our hike
In admiration
And they returned our gaze

From the horizontal bars
Of metal pipe fence
Hung neat rows of
Miniature icicles—
A delicate
Crystal valance

Lori Lipsky, Wisconsin, USA


Crafty Green Poet said...
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Anonymous said...

What a lovely snapshot in time.

Crafty Green Poet said...

Lori lives in the midwest, and has worked as a music teacher and choir director for most of her adult life. Her poems have recently appeared in Red Poppy Review, the Penwood Review and Pegasus Review.

Susan said...


Tumblewords: said...

A beautiful image.

ScheltyDebate said...

Awww, I can just see the horses peeking through the icicles! :)

The Prude said...

How lovely. Strength and peace combined.

Robin Steinweg said...

You've woven a picture with words. Not only can I see these three geldings strong, I can feel their moist breath, hear their nickers and smell that wonderful horsey smell. Well done!

Tracie said...

"A delicate
Crystal valance"

I love those lines.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful imagery. What is it about "a delicate crystal valance" that is so special?

Gillena Cox said...

a vivid sketch; thanks for sharing

much love...