warhorses, as they sleep (poetry)


Rhythms can be hard to get out of one’s mind.

Published by João-Maria

A tick clinging to the bristles of a purple boar.

22 thoughts on “warhorses, as they sleep (poetry)

  1. They embed themselves I find and can be quite insistent. I really like your layout here, it matches the movement within the words, and this can make a huge difference to their power. I saw Leonardo’s Battle of Anghiari as the warhorses moved in their sleep, the men bouncing along later. Lovely piece João-Maria.

    – Esme waving away from upon her Cloud

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      1. I’m sorry to hear that my dear, it’s true that well-placed words make all the difference sometimes, they fuel us when all else fails. I hope you rise again swiftly, sending love across the aether.

        – Esme Cloud doing just that.

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  2. Hi Joao, I simply love this poem. I don’t know if your style is evolving or whether I’m learning how to read you. But I got this one! I think it’s the latter. Glad to see you in circulation. It’s been a little while. And thank you for your likes on my recent posts. It means a lot to me when you respond. You are likely on Christmas break from school now?

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  3. Jao, It must have been an impressive sight watching dreaming warhorses. Your poem gives a feel for what that was like I often wondered what dogs were dreaming as they vocalized and moved in their sleep, especially my father’s hunting dog.

    I hope you are feeling better. Best wishes for a new year filled with health and happiness!

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