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Being Shod

A warm Spring's fragrant wind
lifts leaf shadows as, molten metal
sizzles from the sudden wet plunge
A farrier holds firm the muddy fetlock
while on three legs a plough horse 
stands, docile beneath the hammer blows

A brown eye shines and gently
 shuts- he lets a practised hand
glide over sweat-stained withers
that wiggle when a fly lands

The first foot falls- a soft
snort from a velvet muzzle as he
lifts the other to be shod

Soft hooves becoming, iron clad

 Suzanne Delaney

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  1. Date: 12/8/2013 9:29:00 AM
    I've never shod a horse but this is wonderful and gives me insight. lvoe, Kathy

  1. Date: 12/1/2013 7:51:00 AM
    Your images are fantastic. I am constantly amazed at your talent for filling your poems with vibrant life.

  1. Date: 11/30/2013 12:51:00 PM
    the imagery drew me in and I could plainly see everything that you wrote... nice choice of wording as well; keen observation of a glimpse of spring, SuZ...huggs