Horse Prayers

Horse Prayers : Poems from the Prairie

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A collection of poetry from a small farm on the Colorado prairie; tiny stories in simple words, praise for the beautiful fragile land, and love poems to horses. This is a 106-page book of poetry and full-color photography, a softcover mini-coffee table book.

Some heartfelt, some humorous, these poems are a howl to the prairie wind. I'm a woman on a farm, wonderstruck by this simple life with its plain beauty; the comfort of daily chores and bittersweet sunsets. Even my words can't look away.

And the horses. This "old gray mare" isn't over that girlish phase. None of us are, so I write love poems to horses, putting words to this equine passion that powers a central part of our lives. What is it that pulls us so fiercely to horses?

Horse Prayers is poetry but this love affair with brevity doesn't threaten my long-term relationship with writing non-fiction. It's more like an inky ménage à trois.


We felt them close

before we had skin;

from an infinite prairie

the vibration began.

A slow rolling nicker

rumbled, more felt

than heard. Horses

called to us, before

we were born, so we

would remember their

warm breath when we

first saw fairy-tale images

in children's books. We

were theirs long before

we called them our own.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 106 pages
  • 216 x 216 x 7mm | 272g
  • English
  • 2nd ed.
  • 1732825807
  • 9781732825802
  • 1,410,393

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