Thursday, August 09, 2018

A Piggyback Poem for Thursday

"A Hurry of Hoofs;"*
  on a Mare named Knight

"Under the night sky she 
mounted a mare and rode" *
The moon shone brightly 
and though her hair was shining 
It could not compete 
with her bold steed's flaring mane 
Sparking seemed to burn 
Brighter than the hottest fire 

Dragons and other 
frothing monsters passed her by 
Belching and hissing 
holding tight they reached her not 
Nor was she afraid 
frothing wolves wild growling bears  
"A hurry of hoofs" * 
Speeding on, her Mare named Knight 

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 - Photo and Poem Copyright, Jimmiehov 2008 and 2018, All Rights Reserved 
     (my 2008 dog photo blog post link, )
 - I'm linked with Sherry Blue Sky in the Imaginary Garden at

* - For Sherry we are writing a "Piggyback Poem" which begins with a line from one poem and ends with a line from another. My first is from "The Horses, the Sorrow, the Umbilicus" by Maureen Hynes at Sherry's link above.  The last in part is a line from "Paul Revere's Ride" by Wadsworth  ( ).

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At Thursday, August 09, 2018 8:37:00 AM, Blogger Sherry Blue Sky said...

Jim, this is my new favourite of yours. I love this wild midnight ride, the dragons, wolves and bears. How wonderful!

At Thursday, August 09, 2018 12:38:00 PM, Blogger Margaret said...

Love all the imagery!

At Thursday, August 09, 2018 5:37:00 PM, Blogger tonispencer said...

This is most imaginative of you! I like it.

At Thursday, August 09, 2018 5:38:00 PM, Blogger Anmol (HA) said...

Ooh, such a fantasy-filled ride. Knight, being the name, adds into the adventure. Lovely!

At Thursday, August 09, 2018 8:26:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

a lovely ride into the fantastical ... with no fear ... ah, to ride in the moonlight, burning white light for fire ... lovely little trip you've taken us on Jim :)

At Friday, August 10, 2018 2:04:00 AM, Blogger Old Egg said...

Quite an menagerie of beasts to watch her or go past her! Probably something I would have wished for too more than seventy years ago in my dreams.

At Friday, August 10, 2018 9:11:00 AM, Blogger annell4 said...

Nicely done, Jim!

At Saturday, August 11, 2018 11:10:00 AM, Blogger said...

Love this mythical magical place you've taken us to!
New at Toads.....having come by way of dVerse folks, enjoying this prompt and the diverse responses to it!

At Saturday, August 11, 2018 2:51:00 PM, Blogger Kim M. Russell said...

I've only just got round to reading this poem, Jim, and I agree with Sherry. I especially enjoyed the action and sounds in:
'Dragons and other
frothing monsters passed her by
Belching and hissing'.


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