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Structure of the Horse’s Eye

Under the sun, the horse’s eye

is a glass dome over a petal, the pupil a raised bud

of pollinated velvet, bisected;

 

the horizon in it. Almost 360 –

a narrow corridor behind

and one spot in front of her nose are blind.

 

The honest creature

investigates with her face, magnolia

nostrils cupping the scent

 

of palms up empty at arm’s length. Your image

shone back on the convex surface of the eye-pool.

Let her head’s long neck lift to her clear-edged ear

 

whose hearing threads in darkness the Earth

to its sky. Let her steady herbivorous day

blink open and consume and close it all.

 

~ Elizabeth Campbell

 

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Beautiful texture by smoko-stock. Thank you~!

 

Explore ~ #106. Thanks so much for your visits~!

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Taken on January 1, 2011