Poetry Month Blog Hop

I’m sick of reading about this disease and of worrying about my work and of missing my horse, so let’s do a blog hop.

April is National Poetry Month. Post a poem about a horse (or a barn, or a dog, or just one that brings you joy).

Here’s my perpetual favorite.

The Runaway

by Robert Frost
Once when the snow of the year was beginning to fall,
We stopped by a mountain pasture to say, ‘Whose colt?’
A little Morgan had one forefoot on the wall,
The other curled at his breast. He dipped his head
And snorted at us. And then he had to bolt.
We heard the miniature thunder where he fled,
And we saw him, or thought we saw him, dim and grey,
Like a shadow against the curtain of falling flakes.
‘I think the little fellow’s afraid of the snow.
He isn’t winter-broken. It isn’t play
With the little fellow at all. He’s running away.
I doubt if even his mother could tell him, “Sakes,
It’s only weather.” He’d think she didn’t know!
Where is his mother? He can’t be out alone.’
And now he comes again with a clatter of stone
And mounts the wall again with whited eyes
And all his tail that isn’t hair up straight.
He shudders his coat as if to throw off flies.
‘Whoever it is that leaves him out so late,
When other creatures have gone to stall and bin,
Ought to be told to come and take him in.’

2 thoughts on “Poetry Month Blog Hop

  1. There is a poem, of which I can not remember the title nor the author, and only bits and pieces but it generally was a little girl that is playing at being a horse; sometimes she is the rider other times she is the horse…I think there is a switch she has to make her horse jump, and she gets a green mouth from pulling grass which she tells her mother that the horse ate…I read it way back in the 1960s…would love it if some one comes across it and posts…


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