Pagosa Springs Artists

The Carousel

 

carries taut equestrian limbs
in furious flight, a horse race
frozen in time, where carved
nostrils permanently flare,  painted
teeth are forever bared,  panting
wooden necks always reach,  airborne
legs strain and breach, their speed and
freedom captured in music--
a mirrored, gilded, glorious ride
 gone in an instant

 

 

first published in Limestone Journal

also published in Illinois State Poetry Society 

also published in GLORY IN THE ORDINARY Chapbook

©2004 Bonnie Manion

   

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