Mane Dreams: A Foal at Sunset

Young foal on the Rez
Young foal on the Rez | Source
Sunset and Cholla
Sunset and Cholla | Source

This is a photograph of one of the new young foals who freely roam on Tribal Lands, bordering where I live. This picture was taken one evening as I headed up our rugged trail. As soon as I saw this little guy, I stopped the Jeep and thoroughly enjoyed watching him frolic in the last light of day...

Tousled by gentle breezes, ablaze with intense, retiring sunlight

His back-lit mane and whiskers were absolutely radiant.

Listening for bedtime stories on the wind, these young, frisky hoofs momentarily stood perfectly still.

Then they begin to tap dance across the desert’s earthen floor.

The very ground upon which his long, graceful legs would soon fold upon themselves,

In search of sleep and the mane dreams of a majestic equine.

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wayne barrett 3 years ago from Clearwater Florida

Very nice poem to accompany the beautiful photo.

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Linda Compton 3 years ago from The Land of Enchantment Author

Hi Wayne,

Thanks for taking time to share your kind words. As you correctly surmised, the poem was really a way to simply share those few moments of beauty & wonder with my hubBuddies. Glad you enjoyed it :) L.

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aviannovice 3 years ago from Stillwater, OK

Yes, indeed, the wild horse is a gallant and stately animal. I happened to be on Chincoteague Island on the east coast when the yearly roundup was being done. I had no idea that these were wild ponies, and I was stroking one that seemed to enjoy my company. An older man came up and told me that I'd best stop, or I would likely be bitten. I left the area, carrying heaviness in my heart, but knew that I would never be bitten.

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Linda Compton 3 years ago from The Land of Enchantment Author

Thank you, Deb, for sharing that magical time, despite the bittersweet aspect. I'm with you; and it was the man who had the bite. Your communion with those magnificent animals holds more knowing than his inhospitable words.

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