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Below is the poem entitled Astride which was written by poet Donald Meikle. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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 To sit a horse in winds of force
With whiskers blowing in the face
Of risking knowing it's a race
Through hills and dales of clinging gorse
To save a little face without remorse
Before the sun has run its course
But mostly just to sit a horse
and feel the mounting joy
beneath my trembled legs
As feelings spread to mind equine
And all our world is ever fine
On dancing hooves I feel are mine

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  1. Date: 10/31/2009 2:36:00 PM
    When I was in grammar school I fell down and slipped a disc which kept me from ever being able to ride a horse. I envy those who can ... it looks very freeing. Been awhile since you've posted here at the Soup, Donald. Hope you return soon with more wonderful writing !!

  1. Date: 9/5/2009 6:52:00 AM
    sounds so loverly I guess when you know what you're doing it is! Horses like me, I'd don't care much for being looked at by one eye at a time LOL or how very stubborn they can be. Light & Love PS better not to use face twice ;)