Friday, January 2, 2009

for per petterson

Out Stealing Horses

we could be out stealing horses,
but instead we harness our days
to a song for staying in

slow notes unfolding across endless open fields
outside these winter hung windows

inside safe and sound
we watch, we wait

eyes half closed
and dreaming
of july's symphony of heat and light

as we languish here
amidst december's children
holding fast to a lullaby
and the reins of rocking horses

inspired by the novel
'out stealing horses' by per petterson

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