(The poem evolved from this photo of a horse at Balnarring beach
- more it's timing on recent Good Friday)
scrambled crests of waves
resolute hooves of morning
torment the tidal rhythms
the earth is drumming
white bow, red sword and black scales
a pale enigma follows
Poetry form: sedoka - addressing the same subject from different perspectives
(hope someone recognises the symbolism of the last 3 lines)
I have 9 comments and no one seems to see the twist in the last 3 lines...
The poem hints of 'torment', upsetting daily rhythms,
and then moves into
symbols of the four horsemen of the apocalypse...
The first 3 - the anti-Christ, War and Famine...
The final pale enigma, the pale horseman, is Death...
More details HERE
(I wasn't trying to be sharp to people...
I was more concerned that the connections I created were too vague
and my poem as a whole just sounded plain odd...)
Imaginary Garden With Real Toads - Still getting out of the starting gate - equine association