The heart is more than words as passions run
And spirits soar to lift above the cloud.
For one thing only moves beneath the sun
And trumpet calls my name so true and loud.
With joy my heart doth leap in sheer delight
As beauty bourn o’er all doth jump and play.
A dream; a dance; a marvel to my sight,
And to my soul it speaks in every way.
In form as mighty as in spirit dwells,
This catalyst for centuries of change
Pure power harnessed in such beauty spells
A bond that now most people find too strange.
Life would not be the same for me, of course,
If not for love profound of noble horse.
Poetry, beauty, romance, love.
O me! … Oh life without the spirit equine would be for me less than divine.
I will say I was a little disappointed that the horse was in no way represented in that Apple ad.
How soon we forget our partner, the horse. A noble animal who, for thousands of years, has graced the Earth with its beauty, majesty, spirit and romance. No other animal, not even the dog, has had so profound an affect on humankind’s evolution as we’ve leapt the boundaries of knowledge and change that have brought us to this point in our story.
The beauty and power of the horse have inspired hearts to art, music, writing, poetry, invention, exploration. The horse has engaged with us in battle; industry; recreation; sport.
Wherever man has left his footprint in the long ascent from barbarism to civilization we will find the hoof print of the horse beside it.~John Moore
In return all for which he asks is the regard of a kind heart, and to be fed, sheltered and loved.
Can you imagine a world … our lives … without the poetry, beauty, romance and love of the horse?
Perish the thought.
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“We don’t read and write poetry because it’s cute. We read and write poetry because we are members of the human race. And the human race is filled with passion. And medicine, law, business, engineering, these are noble pursuits and necessary to sustain life. But poetry, beauty, romance, love, these are what we stay alive for. To quote from Whitman, “O me! O life!… of the questions of these recurring; of the endless trains of the faithless… of cities filled with the foolish; what good amid these, O me, O life?” Answer. That you are here – that life exists, and identity; that the powerful play goes on and you may contribute a verse. That the powerful play *goes on* and you may contribute a verse. What will your verse be?” — John Keating (Robin Williams) Dead Poets Society
Herewith my response to this week’s free write prompt from Kellie Elmore. Written in sonnet form as this appears to be my preferred form of poetic expression at the moment.
©Dorothy Chiotti, Aimwell CreativeWorks 2014