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For a carousel horse

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Maithri
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Post by Maithri » November 21, 2008, 3:57 pm

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For a Carousel Horse


At night
When the circus lights dim

And the wind blows
Black and restless
Across the lake
of the crescent moon,

A porcelain horse
In the mirrored carousel
Starts to dream

His whole life
He has kept careful time
With his decorated companions

Dancing to the
Same circled melody,

Knowing his
Place
In this world of reflected light,
Where all too often
scared love
Forsakes the name
Of passion
For the filigree robes of piety,

Yet tonight
Held in thrall by deep,
falling shadows
And the rippling caresses of a wanton wind,
His eyes burn
With the wild grace
Of remembered freedom

And as
The silver
Thunder sounds across
The rugged back of the
mountains

He finds himself
running

Virgin hooves drumming
Into the cold earth

Sheets of screaming
rain beating
against his black midnight
skin

Tousled hair
Hungry eyes

And his lover
The wind
Breathing him
awake
With every
step

Hour after hour,
he runs

Tasting every
Inch of the naked night

And at the summit
Of the jade mountain

Through a curtain of wild
Rain

He rears up
And calls to the world
Of mirrored carousels

"Break free,

Break free,

There is more than
One song
Playing in this world"
If you cant feed one hundred people. Feed one. - Mother Teresa

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Post by Ron Atchison » November 21, 2008, 11:55 pm

This is intense, passionate and downright beautiful Maithri... I can totally relate to this beautiful horse who has finally broken free.

You inspire me brother,

~ Ron

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Post by fredcowie » November 22, 2008, 5:11 am

For all the mustangs within us, we thank you!
Frederick J. Cowie, Ph.D. Please visit my website at fredcowie.com, my FACEBOOK(/fredcowie) page where I post my writings and my paintings every day. Peace!

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Post by Liebestraum » November 22, 2008, 8:07 am

Knowing his
Place
In this world of reflected light,
Where all too often
scared love
Forsakes the name
Of passion
For the filigree robes of piety,
My beautiful Maithri, this carousel horse's call reverberates deeply within my own heart. And I stir and stretch to break free from my own chosen cage to join him high up there to add my own voice to his song of freedom.

Awesome write. It is such a joy to have you visit here with your precious gifts of beauty and wisdom.

Love and hugs.
Margherita luv
Love is the One who masters all things;
I am mastered totally by Love.
(Rumi)

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Post by lupinelinda » November 22, 2008, 2:59 pm

This is rich on so many levels. The image of the horse rearing up and calling to the others is powerful.

You are a gift, Maithri! Thank you for your insight.

With tears of gratitude and awe,

Linda

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Post by Ames » November 26, 2008, 10:24 am

I have come back to this so many times since first reading it. It struck a deep chord in my heart. Days later I am still struggling with the words to respond to this beautiful poem. SO very powerful. Thank you dear Mathiri for Sharing.

Love,
Amy

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Post by Maithri » November 27, 2008, 6:53 pm

Thank you dear friends for your kindness to me,

Sending soft wings of peace to enfold you,

Maithri
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Post by Morning Bear » November 28, 2008, 9:19 am

May there always be many a myriad of songs playing for you blessed Maithri.
Peace, joy, love, and eternal blessings,

Zane
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Post by ladybird » November 28, 2008, 12:17 pm

Dear (((((Maithri)))))),

Supurrrrrrrrb poem....a delight to read your words...and the pic of the horse is stunning...

...your poetry always conjures up rich imagery that is most profound...

love & blessings
ladybird luv
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Post by Mammy » December 6, 2008, 2:04 am

This brought tears to my eyes - and that does not happen very often.
Too beautiful word words!! :)
Thank you.

Mammy xxxxxxxxxxxxx

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