|The Incomparable Egyptian Arabian Stallion Ali Saroukh, Silver Maple Farms, Santa Ynez.|
animals behold the Open.
Only our eyes
are as though reversed
and set like traps around us,
keeping us inside.
That there is something out there
we know only from the creatures' countenance.
From the Duino Elegies Rilke
flying, a young and confident rider
well up on his neck like a jockey,
who has fed him love and apples
the half-lit bunker where our daily
lives unravel and try to knit
themselves whole again
a psalm of yearning, how we long
to know another living thing, to rest
our heads against it, speaking its name.
|The Magnificent Majestic Noble SMF-- Silver Maple Farms.|