Friday, June 14, 2013

IGWRT's Artistic Interpretations - Cowboy Poetry LITE "Heated"


Beneath calloused hands
she sighs, heat rises,
tune whistles softly,
time languid as he
rubs, bathes, soothes
his pretty little filly.

From beneath straw brim,
I blush, pretend it's Montana's
scorching summer sun.

by Margaret Bednar, June 14, 2013

This is for Imaginary Garden with Real Toads "Artistic Interpretations with Margaret - Cowboy Poetry"  (THAT'S ME!)   I am hosting today's challenge.

This is what I call "Cowboy Poetry LITE" as most of us responding do not live out west, nor live the life of a cowboy/girl.  This is a contemporary piece as, believe it or not, traditional cowboy poetry has meter and rhyme.  If you are at al interested in learning more about cowboy poetry, click the above link.  And I invite you to give it a try.

The photographer we are writing our poetry to is the incredibly talented Merri Melde of "The Equestrian Vagabond".  Her horse blog can be found HERE, her photography for sale HERE.  She also sells jewelry and artwork! 


Sherry Blue Sky said...

Love the poem, and am intrigued by the photo - like steam rising from the horse's flanks. Way cool. My sister is a cowgirl, so the topic hits close to home. (She is also a high-powered banker, go figure!)

Helen said...

Love the summer blush ...

(great challenge, Margaret!)

Susan said...

I see the double levels on which the narrator enjoys the heated ride under calloused hands. I s'pose even horses have fantasies.

Kerry O'Connor said...

This picture is phenomenal, and I like the way you describe a cowboy's care of his filly.

TexWisGirl said...

sweet poem. :) loved merri's photo, too.

kaykuala said...

A partnership well nurtured, a cowboy and his horse. Great take Marge! You got brilliant pics for us! Thanks for sharing!


Kay L. Davies said...

Oh, when I saw that photo I thought, "This one is Margaret's style."
Beautiful poem, the intimacy between rider and horse, and the delightful confusion to be had from watching.

Susie Clevenger said...

My my, animal filly and human filly seem to enjoy the touch of a cowboy's hands. I'm betting on the human. :) Love it!

hedgewitch said...

Love the double entendre, and the tenderness in this Margaret. Thanks again for giving us a challenge that hasn't been done a thousand times over elsewhere. That's one of the things I love about toads prompts, and you rocked it--makes it a pleasure to write.

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Fireblossom said...

This yippy yi yo'd my ki yay. I am playing catch-up this morning. :-)