For the Love of a Horse


Oh to be one with you,

White-marked Third Eye,

to mount you

and ride you into forever

to nuzzle my nose

in your silky mane

to smell your hot breath

upon my face

and feel your tongue

upon my cheek

to smell the sweetness

of your leavings


hear your hoofs

against the road

and your snorts

as you run


my love for you

is from a distance

though once

we danced together


 you nuzzled

me out of depression

and into bliss

oh how I miss

those magic moments

when we were one.

15 responses

  1. oh how this transports me – so beautifully attuned to that wondrous relationship


    October 18, 2013 at 12:58 PM

    • I only had this experience a few times and will likely never again ride but I feel the love deeply and I guess you do, too. Thanks for sharing.


      October 18, 2013 at 1:09 PM

  2. Caddo

    What a lovely poem, Ellen–I’ve emailed it to Deb’s daughter, who loves her Tuesdays with horses!


    October 18, 2013 at 7:23 PM

    • Thank you,Caddo, and thank you for forwarding the poem.


      October 19, 2013 at 10:37 AM

  3. This conveys that special bond that takes place between rider and horse! Thank you for writing what we feel. 😀


    October 18, 2013 at 7:47 PM

  4. A beautiful love poem, Ellen.


    October 18, 2013 at 9:46 PM

  5. Women and horses always have a special sensual relationship. I love horses, too, Ellen, Warmest regards Mitza


    October 19, 2013 at 6:00 AM

    • Yes, I have heard that said. But this was mostly a therapeutic relationship. I described the sensual but it was the sensual as an expression of the emotional. So you are another horse lover. My brother groomed horses and did therapeutic riding. My father lived for horses.


      October 19, 2013 at 10:32 AM

      • In America you have much more horses than here. They are so peaceful and calm, soft and also strong, very loveable animals. I never have been on a horse though.
        Warmest regards Mitza


        October 19, 2013 at 11:38 AM

  6. What a beauty~


    October 19, 2013 at 9:44 AM

  7. Genie

    Horses are a mystical experience. You poem and photo capture that.


    November 6, 2013 at 10:55 AM

    • Thank you so much, Genie. You understand the magic of horses.


      November 7, 2013 at 8:18 AM

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