Riding As One

Waist-high clover waves in the wind,

like sheaves of wheat brushed by an invisible hand.

The scent of sweet tilled earth clears my mind,

I stop and inhale the fragrance.

My anxious steed nudges me leg,

eager to take me for a ride.

And ride we did, all in slow motion,

across the endless green.

Horse and rider fused as one, body and soul

flying across the fields until I woke

and realized it was my favorite dream.

Copyright LVanHorn2010  All Rights Reserved

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Wayne Brown 6 years ago from Texas

I like this...great visuals. Big fields with high vegetation, a horse and ride, both desiring the same thing...a oneness not only with the horse but with nature. I get it! Good Write! WB


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writinginalaska 6 years ago from southeast Alaska Author

I'm honored by your comments Wayne, thank you so much. I just posted a new hub that is the original long version to this shorter poem. Thank you so much for your kind words and encouragement.


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kaltopsyd 6 years ago from Trinidad originally, but now in the USA

That's my favourite dream too! I told my mother that I don't wan to learn to drive a car. I wish I can ride a horse everywhere. That's my little fantasy... No longer a secret since I've just shared it with you. Hehe. I'm a little late but welcome to HubPages.


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writinginalaska 6 years ago from southeast Alaska Author

thank you for your lovely comments Kaltopsyd. And yes i feel very welcome here on Hubpages. Did you read my long version of this poem? I think you might like it too. ;)


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kaltopsyd 6 years ago from Trinidad originally, but now in the USA

No, but I'll definitely read it now.


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ahorseback 6 years ago

Talk about the perfect dream, wow.Nice.


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writinginalaska 6 years ago from southeast Alaska Author

thank you so much ahorseback for your wonderful comment. I have had this dream repeatedly since childhood, it's like an old friend now. When i wake i'm smiling. lvh

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