Friday Mar 24

Danusha-Lameris.jpg Danusha Lameris's work has been published in Lyric, Poetry Northwest, Alaska Quarterly Review, The Sun and The Crab Orchard
Review as well as in a variety of other journals. Her poems have also appeared in the anthologies In a Fine Frenzy: Poets Respond to Shakespeare and Intimate Kisses. Her poem "The Interview" was chosen by Naomi Shihab Nye as an honorable mention for Water-Stone's Jane Kenyon Prize and last year she was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. She lives and writes in Santa Cruz, California.
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Horse
 
Is it better to call it ‘the Tao’ rather than ‘God’? You could call it ‘the horse.’
-Byron Katie
 
 
Let us offer sheaves of wheat to its soft mouth
gallop bareback, holding fast the rough mane
 
“Whatever the horse brings”
 ‘Arabian,’ ‘Azteca’ ‘ Appaloosa’
 
forelock, muzzle,
hock and hoof
 
A child is born
“horse”
 
A building burns down
“horse”
 
At night, the sight of them moving
across the shadow of the moon
 
There is a field. There are horses,
some dark, some dappled,
 
Some visible only in clouds.