Horse…a poem by Louise Gluck

horseback riding

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What does the horse give you
That I cannot give you?

I watch you when you are alone,
When you ride into the field behind the dairy,
Your hands buried in the mare’s
Dark mane.

Then I know what lies behind your silence:
Scorn, hatred of me, of marriage. Still,
You want me to touch you; you cry out
As brides cry, but when I look at you I see
There are no children in your body.
Then what is there?

Nothing, I think. Only haste
To die before I die.

In a dream, I watched you ride the horse
Over the dry fields and then
Dismount: you two walked together;
In the dark, you had no shadows.
But I felt them coming toward me
Since at night they go anywhere,
They are their own masters.

Look at me. You think I don’t understand?
What is the animal
If not passage out of this life?

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One response to “Horse…a poem by Louise Gluck

  1. Ryan Pena

    We were there on Saturday morning with a group of 4 people. I just wanted to say thank you once again for a great experience! We had so much fun and everyone there was super helpful and nice.

    I have already recommended your ranch to some friends this weekend and will continue to speak highly of our experience there.

    Again, thanks for the fun experience!

    Ryan

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