In the summer, twilight lasts a long time.
The sun never never fully disappears.
It flirts with the horizon.
Skirting, touching, and dipping beneath it, briefly.
Then it pops right back up again.
I made these images at 11:30 at night.
My family was asleep.
I was not.
I crossed the road, empty.
I sauntered into an open field.
Potatoes, cotton bolls, lush green grass.
Oh, and horses, lots of them.
Corralled by trenches and thin wire fences.
They skittered a bit, on edge.
One bolted, then stopped on a ridge.
He looked at me, miffed.
As I walked, he parallelled me with precision till I was gone.
A wild, long-maned Icelandic geometer of sorts.
Not skittish, friendly.
Soft nose, curious eyes.
I touched the forehead,
Then the muzzle.
I approached a small band of horses.
On hands and knees, I crawled up to them.
They greeted me, flicking their tails.
I sat down before them, at the feet of muscle and bone.
Rocking quietly before their strength and beauty.
Listening, observing, and shooting.
Now that’s a damn fine image.
Big print here I come!
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I love it!!!! Your musings, the photographs and the horses! How I love them!
Thank you, Sigi! So good to hear from you. Hope you’re doing absolutely great.
Visuals AND poetry. I can feel the moment.