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.
Is it better to call it ‘the Tao’ rather than ‘God’? You could call it ‘the horse.’
Let us offer sheaves of wheat to its soft mouth
gallop bareback, holding fast the rough mane
“Whatever the horse brings”
‘Arabian,’ ‘Azteca’ ‘ Appaloosa’
hock and hoof
A child is born
A building burns down
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.